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Wāhine Māori members call out racism

A survey of our wāhine Māori members has revealed appallingly high levels of bias, discrimination and racism in the workplace – so we’re launching a campaign to call it out.

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President's Message

Benedict Ferguson talks about the importance of vaccination in this issue's President's Message.

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80,000 strong!

Our 80,000th PSA member Susan Klock ticked the box to join the union as soon as she started her new job at the Bay of Plenty DHB in February.

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News in Brief

Our Covid vaccination webinars, helping flood victims, and a workplace agreement at ERO feature in our News in Brief.

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It feels different this time

Once again essential workers have been leading the way as we work to contain the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.

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Our union goals

We’ve refreshed our strategic goals to strongly reflect our commitment to Te Tiriti and Ngā Kaupapa principles and to combatting climate change.

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A new dawn

Tears of joy, sadness and thankfulness were shed as the New Zealand government officially apologised for the Dawn Raids, writes PSA Pasefika co-convenor ‘Ofeina Manuel-Barbarich who represented our union at the historic event.

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Let's do better on housing

Housing remains a critical issue for our members - and we’re speaking out about the urgent need to build more state houses.

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Putting principles into practice

Work is continuing to eliminate the gender pay gap with the implementation of principles and plans across the public service.

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Recognising admin workers

Dallas Macris feels she’s helping to make a difference for women by being part of the PSA public service clerical and admin pay equity team.

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Fighting for our climate

Our union’s commitment to action on climate change can be seen in our refreshed strategic goals and the formal recognition of the Eco network in the PSA Rules.

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A potential gamechanger

Could bananas be the key to creating a more environmentally friendly dairying system?

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PSA joins calls for democracy in Myanmar

The PSA took part in a Global Union Day of Action for Myanmar on September 15.

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Gig work not a cool side-hustle

Insecure work equals insecure income. When people have no idea about their income then it is impossible to plan for the essential costs of life.

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Leading the Way

A heartfelt thank you to retiring delegate Jenny Goodman from PSA national secretary Kerry Davies.

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On the Job

Hinonga Māngai Māori PSA delegate, Susanne Tapsell is retiring but her legacy at Auckland Council will live on.

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Speaking out on mental health

We always talk about union members having a say about the way they work and how that affects their clients and communities, but what does that look like in practice?

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Online Kōrero

As more of us work from home more often, Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori has produced some great resources so you can kōrero online too.

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Thanks PSA for caring for the carers

Carers who look after whānau do outstanding work every day for their loved ones and the wider community.

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