You would think that the PSA would respect political neutrality, but no, instead theyÂ areÂ campaigningÂ for the rights of TVNZ political journalists to be fifth columnists on behalf of the Labour party.
The Public Service Association (PSA) says the recommendation by a TVNZ inquiry that reporters, content producers and editors be banned from political activity is a draconian and unnecessary breach of their rights as New Zealand citizens.
Brenda Pilott, PSA National Secretary, said â€śIt is every New Zealanderâ€™s right to participate in our democracy.â€ť
â€śThe State Services Commission guidelines for public servants clearly explain the rights and responsibilities, and we hope Commissioner Rennie will speak out strongly against these unjustified restrictions.
â€śIf these restrictions are put in place, it will set a dangerous precedent for other public servants. Â Read more »