PSA Working Life Journal: September 2019


President's Message

President's Message

TĒNĀ KOUTOU E TE IWI O TE PSA

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Vote 2019 NZ!

Vote 2019 NZ!

Supporting local democracy

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Think Global, Act Local Government

Think Global, Act Local Government

You may ask if it really matters who you vote for in your town or district when the world faces huge challenges like climate change and rising sea levels.
But those who work in local government say the decisions made by councils can make a "massive" difference.

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Vote for healthy communities

Vote for healthy communities

While the work of district health board members often goes unseen, they help make critical decisions about the health services you and your whānau receive in your communities.

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Let's Bring This Home

Let's Bring This Home

Hopes were high that the working lives of home support workers would be transformed by their historic pay equity settlement and the introduction of guaranteed hours and travel time payments.

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Te Ao Tūmatanui: Strengthening the Māori Crown relationship

Te Ao Tūmatanui: Strengthening  the Māori Crown relationship

A key component of the new Public Service Act is the inclusion of a section on the Crown’s relationship with Māori and Te Tiriti.
Working Life asked State Services minister Chris Hipkins how he is going to measure the success of the new look partnership.

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Ask the Minister

Ask the Minister

As the Government drafts the new legislation to transform the public service, we ask Minister Hipkins how it will affect your working lives:

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Equal pay for all

Equal pay for all

As we celebrate the success of our sisters in securing voting rights 126 years ago, the PSA is leading the struggle for pay equality.

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Suffrage Day: ‘Our members are worth 100% and shouldn’t have to rattle buckets to get it’

Suffrage Day: ‘Our members are worth 100% and shouldn’t have to rattle buckets to get it’

Jacqueline Aberdein-Tapuai is a qualified and registered social worker with a Master’s degree - but the mum of four teenagers struggles from pay check to pay check.

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Mind the gap! Taking action on gender pay

Mind the gap! Taking action on gender pay

While the latest statistics show how persistent the gender pay gap remains, our efforts are starting to produce some real gains for women.

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