In early February, RNZ announced its new music strategy which included a proposal to axe over 18 of our members’ jobs and move the station to AM radio.
The public showed their support for RNZ staff in a Birthday Bash Concert at Parliament on February 23.
Since then, PSA members at RNZ have been working hard towards developing a better music strategy and create a workplace culture in which they feel valued and encouraged.
Negotiations for a new Collective Employment Agreement alongside our sister union, E Tū, kicked off in November 2019. At the time of writing, a settlement had not yet been reached.
All members are closely following developments in the merger between RNZ and TVNZ.
PSA members want to see a renewed commitment to quality public service broadcasting without commercial interference.
The organisers from Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Australia, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands were attending the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific workshop in Nadi in November.
This award was originally created in honour of Marlene Pitman, who passed away on 16th January 2010, to recognise her membership and service of 25 years. As an activist at Child Youth and Family, she was convenor of the Social Services sector committee and an executive board member for 2 years, a delegate for 23 years and a hardworking member of Te Komiti o Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina.
*Good morning.* Mōrena/Ata mārie. *Welcome to (workplace).* Nau mai ki . *Are you busy?* He nui ō mahi? *I am very busy!* He tino nui aku mahi! *No. I am not very busy. Kāo.* Kāore i nui aku mahi. Kei te aha koe? *What are you doing? *Kei te tuhituhi au. *I am writing. *Kei te mahi au.* I am working.*