PSA Working Life Journal: March 2020


‘We thank you for your brave stand’

‘We thank you for your brave stand’

As forty or so people gathered in the blazing Wairarapa sun, only two had ever joined a protest before in their lives.

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“Remember the loss but also remember the hope”

“Remember the loss but also remember the hope”

PSA delegate Benjamin Gresham says the Christchurch Invitation is a call to spread peace, reconnect, and feed the hungry -...

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Leading the charge on contractor rights

Leading the charge on contractor rights

The PSA made a change to its rules in 2018 by enabling contractors and labour hire workers to become members.

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Make it Real

Make it Real

Their work often goes unnoticed - but they’re the ones that keep organisations running smoothly, the ones you turn to...

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Mana Wahine Claim goes to Waitangi

Mana Wahine Claim goes to Waitangi

The stall gave us an opportunity to kōrero kanohi ki te kanohi with the wider community about the kaupapa of...

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Opportunities and issues with new bill

Opportunities and issues with new bill

The PSA welcomes most aspects of the bill - but there are issues it does not address and we drew...

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"We have come too far to not go further"

"We have come too far to not go further"

The Public Service in its current form is failing Māori.

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We Count

We Count

More than 30% of lesbian, gay and bisexual public service workers who responded to the State Service Commission’s We Count...

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The PSA’s greatest victory?

The PSA’s greatest victory?

On 29 March 1974 more than 600 uniformed school dental nurses proceeded silently down Wellington’s Lambton Quay.

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Maranga Mai

Maranga Mai

The guiding purpose of Maranga mai o ngā whakangungu ā rohe is to enable Māori delegates to use their perspective...

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Pacific organisers speak of challenges and triumphs

Pacific organisers speak of challenges and triumphs

The organisers from Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Australia, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands were attending the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific workshop...

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Climate Talk

Climate Talk

Tried talking to your Dad about the bushfires in Australia only to discover he’s a climate change denier?

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Holiday Home Snaps

Holiday Home Snaps

The snaps from holiday home stays around the country show just how much fun and relaxation our PSA accommodation has...

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The Marlene Pitman Award

The Marlene Pitman Award

This award was originally created in honour of Marlene Pitman, who passed away on 16th January 2010, to recognise her...

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Radio NZ

Radio NZ

The public showed their support for RNZ staff in a Birthday Bash Concert at Parliament on February 23.

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Book Review: Pay Packets and Stone Walls

Book Review: Pay Packets and Stone Walls

At the beginning of her memoir Elizabeth Orr pledges to tell the truth about the fight for pay equity for...

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New CTU Secretary Looks to the Future

New CTU Secretary Looks to the Future

“I had completed a conjoint arts and law degree so the position tapped into my passion for drama and the...

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Leading the Way

Leading the Way

“As a child I thought everyone had a Mum and Dad who cared about them,” says the Ngāti Kahungunu wahine...

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On the Job

On the Job

“I can help with mental and physical health problems. I want to provide a service where they don’t need to...

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Te Reo o te Tari

Te Reo o te Tari

Good morning. Mōrena/Ata mārie.Welcome to (workplace).

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