PSA Working Life Journal: December 2019


President's Message

President's Message

In October I was fortunate to attend the Council of Trade Unions Conference along with other members of the PSA delegation.

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Obituary: Lynn Middleton

Obituary: Lynn Middleton

PSA members and staff are deeply saddened by the recent and sudden death on November 13 of former PSA national...

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Working for Free

Working for Free

For Pasefika women the statistics are even more damning – they’ve been working for free since September 29 due to...

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December News in Brief

December News in Brief

The PSA supports a bill to reform the public service which was introduced into Parliament in November.

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Kindly leading the way to Equal Pay

Kindly leading the way to Equal Pay

For Pasefika women the statistics are even more damning – they’ve been working for free since September 29 due to...

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Stand Up for Library Workers

Stand Up for Library Workers

At the launch delegate Chantalle Smith spoke of how research for their equal pay claim had found the skills required...

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Mana Wahine: ‘Our passion is perceived as a threat'

Mana Wahine: ‘Our passion is perceived as a threat'

A survey of wāhine Māori in the PSA has drawn a fantastic response - with more than 900 members taking...

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Stark statistics help fight for equal pay and transparency

Stark statistics help fight for equal pay and transparency

Your salaries generally reflect the gender and ethnic pay gaps seen in the wider workforce with Pākeha men well out...

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Fair Pay Agreements will give workers a fairer deal

Fair Pay Agreements will give workers a fairer deal

That’s why we’ve made a submission on the Government’s new discussion document on FPAs and have been encouraging members to...

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Honours for workers on frontline

Honours for workers on frontline

The inaugural Public Service Day – Te Rā Kāwanatanga was held last year so this is the second year the...

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PSAY Hui Inspires Success

PSAY Hui Inspires Success

After joining the PSA earlier this year, the DOC worker decided to attend the PSAY Hui in August.

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Pasefika Voices on Climate Strike

Pasefika Voices on Climate Strike

The PSA proudly supported the School Strike for Climate in September.

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“It opens their eyes”: Sector Māngai elected at Hui

“It opens their eyes”: Sector Māngai elected at Hui

Their role is to organise and advocate for Māori members in their sectors.

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Reducing Māori Health Inequities

Reducing Māori Health Inequities

The convenor of Te Tira Hauora Kōmiti, a committee of Māori delegates across the DHB sector, presented their submission to...

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‘It’s important to have Māori and female voices at the table’

‘It’s important to have Māori and female voices at the table’

Staff from the Ministry’s policy teams have attended UN indigenous rights forums in Geneva and New York.

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100 Years On - Labour is still not a Commodity

100 Years On - Labour is still not a Commodity

Its constitution still strikes a chord for those of us fighting for workers' rights:

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Your voice, our system

Your voice, our system

The forums will focus on mental health & addiction services, Māori health inequities, and disability services.

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Fearsome fighter

Fearsome fighter

That’s because when she’s not involved in a tough round of negotiations, or doing her day job as a forensic...

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A lifetime of discovery

A lifetime of discovery

As a curator of the hugely popular Awesome Forces exhibition at Te Papa Museum, and co-presenter of TV show, Coast...

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