PSA Working Life Journal: September 2020


Let’s Do Even BETTER

Let’s Do Even BETTER

As we count down to Election 2020 we face a choice.

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Committing to Wellbeing

Committing to Wellbeing

This election we’re asking the politicians to commit to providing a collection of public services that will help ensure the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

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Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment: Key First Steps

Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment: Key First Steps

So how can we build a better Aotearoa together? Here are the first steps towards fulfilling the Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment.

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Support Builds for Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment

Support Builds for Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment

PSA members and the wider union movement are voicing their support for the Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment.

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What do the politicians think?

What do the politicians think?

Find out how the parties rate in our 2020 election scorecard:

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New Act affirms right to political expression

New Act affirms right to political expression

In the lead-up to the general election, the PSA welcomes the new Public Service Act’s affirmation that public servants have the same rights of political expression and freedoms as all other New Zealanders.

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New law a pathway for pay equity

New law a pathway for pay equity

It was a moment to savour for all of us who have been campaigning for pay equity.

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Supporting our Frontline Workers

Supporting our Frontline Workers

The people who work on our border and in managed isolation and quarantine facilities are among those doing it tough as the battle against Covid-19 continues.

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“The virus doesn’t discriminate, neither should we”

“The virus doesn’t discriminate, neither should we”

PSA Pasefika union members have been voicing their support for the Pasefika community during the latest Covid outbreak.

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Reflections of a Webinar MC

Reflections of a Webinar MC

Our Progressive Thinking webinar series has provided an opportunity for conversations about new ‘Perspectives on the Future of Public and Community Services’.

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Raising waka, not just yachts

Raising waka, not just yachts

Covid-19 has revealed how institutions in Te Ao Māori can react decisively and positively on behalf of their people, DR AMOHIA BOULTON and DEB TE KAWA write in their chapter in our Progressive Thinking series.

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Raising waka: Reflections from Te Rūnanga

Raising waka: Reflections from Te Rūnanga

Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina KUIA GEORGINA KERR supports the assessment of Progressive Thinking authors Dr Amohia Boulton and Deb Te Kawa that the overall Māori response to the initial Covid crisis was exceptionally well done.

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“We did good”

“We did good”

Union members are celebrating two new collective employment agreements in the community and public service sector

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Unions seek election commitments for workers

Unions seek election commitments for workers

Here's what the Council of Trade Unons is asking the political parties to commit to this election:

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Safer Sick Leave

Safer Sick Leave

PSA delegate Bob Renshaw was among the essential workers who presented a petition calling for safer sick leave to Workplace Relations Minister Andrew Little on September 1.

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Attacks on Filipino Unionists Condemned

Attacks on Filipino Unionists Condemned

The murders of dozens of trade unionists in the Philippines sparked a protest in Wellington in July.

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Out of Office

Out of Office

He may be humble but honours have come the way of horticulture expert Murray Dawson.

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On the Job

On the Job

Donna Wealleans says support workers are told they shouldn’t get attached to their clients. But she believes you shouldn’t be doing the job if you don’t care.

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An amazing four years

An amazing four years

Tēnā tātou katoa

It is with mixed feelings that I sit down to write my last message to you all as PSA President.

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Climate Change is a whole of union issue

Climate Change is a whole of union issue

Kia ora PSA members!

Climate change is something that will impact every living thing on our planet. Should we as union members be actively working to fight it? Should climate change be one of our Strategic Goals?

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News in Brief

News in Brief

Protests at proposed cuts at Canterbury DHB, a campaign for home support with dignity, the PSA member card goes digital and other stories feature in our News in Brief.

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Te Tohu Reorua: Bilingual Signage

Te Tohu Reorua: Bilingual Signage

While we've just celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, there are many ways we can help promote the language all year round.

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Around and About Pics

Around and About Pics

Photos from protests against proposed cuts at Canterbury DHB, and attacks on Filipino unionists, along with the presentation of the Safer Sick Leave petition feature in our Around and About pages.

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