Tag: Community Public Services


80,000 strong!

80,000 strong!

Our 80,000th PSA member Susan Klock ticked the box to join the union as soon as she started her new job at the Bay of Plenty DHB in February.

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It feels different this time

It feels different this time

Once again essential workers have been leading the way as we work to contain the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.

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Leading the Way

Leading the Way

A heartfelt thank you to retiring delegate Jenny Goodman from PSA national secretary Kerry Davies.

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Speaking out on mental health

Speaking out on mental health

We always talk about union members having a say about the way they work and how that affects their clients and communities, but what does that look like in practice?

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Around & About

Around & About

Our photos from around the union for this issue include the Wellington Women's Network, equal pay increase celebrations for care and support workers, and PSAY youth leadership training.

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Thanks PSA for caring for the carers

Thanks PSA for caring for the carers

Carers who look after whānau do outstanding work every day for their loved ones and the wider community.

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Long road to fair pay and conditions for support workers

Long road to fair pay and conditions for support workers

Our home support workers have some of the worst employment conditions in New Zealand, and the PSA is determined to help change that with a Fair Pay Agreement (FPA).

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“We always have tamariki at heart”

“We always have tamariki at heart”

Supporting tamariki and whānau to thrive is something we all want to strive for - but some of Aotearoa’s most needed workers are undervalued for this important mahi.

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Plea for more sick leave

Plea for more sick leave

PSA home support members have told a parliamentary select committee they need more sick leave to keep themselves and their clients safe.

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What do we want from health & disability review?

What do we want from health & disability review?

As we await the Government’s response to the health and disability sector review, we asked our PSA Community Public Services and DHB sector committees what they’re looking for.

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Unions Unite for Home Support

Unions Unite for Home Support

The wider union movement has thrown it’s support behind the They Deserve the Best Campaign for home support that gives dignity to our most vulnerable people.

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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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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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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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The Story behind the Fight for PPE

The Story behind the Fight for PPE

It was “humbling” for PSA delegate Jacob Crown to see how everyone stood together to campaign for PPE for care and support workers during the Covid Crisis.

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PPE for PSA Photos

PPE for PSA Photos

PSA care and support workers took part in a Global Day of Action to demand personal protective equipment, pay and respect in April.

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‘We thank you for your brave stand’

‘We thank you for your brave stand’

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.

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Your voice, our system

Your voice, our system

The PSA is hosting regional and online health forums in December to give members another opportunity to have their say in the reshaping of services.

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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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