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.
PSA members and local communities joined forces in February to protest restructuring that threatened hundreds of jobs and quality client care.
While the restructuring by HealthCare NZ is now set to go ahead the protests have thrown a spotlight on issues besetting the home care and support sector.
Union organisers from the Pacific have spoken about the challenges some face while trying to improve conditions for workers in their countries.