This is an email being sent to PSA members this morning.
The other week IÂ brought you a couple ofÂ posts about a little known Maori trust that has had a few problems with how it spends $30million in taxpayer money, thanks to a couple of so-called whistleblowers.
As a result, the Ministry of Health that funds the trust, along with PWC auditors and the SFO have been crawling over Te Roopy Taurima O Manukau Trustâ€™s files with a fine tooth comb.
When you have so-called whistleblowers, one thing you can be sure of is that somewhere along the line it will all end up at the Employment Relations Authority, with one party wanting a pay-out, and the other party essentially having to pay them off.
And a Te Roopy Taurima O Manukau Trust is no exception to the rule. Read more »
Further to theÂ post showing a stitch-up involving Winston Peters, Maori TV and Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust, itâ€™s also worth looking at the role ofÂ Richard Wagstaff and the PSA, who has a right bee in his bonnet about the trustâ€™s CEO Malcolm Robson andÂ has been calling for his head.
Many would wonder what beef the PSAâ€™s national secretary Richard Wagstaff could have with the trust, especially as most of the trustâ€™s 500 staff are actually members of the PSA.
The stitch-up of the trust is more personal.
Information through to the tip-line is saying that Robson has pushed back hard on several wage demands from the PSA.Â Read more »
MBIE staff are part of the PSA strike action today. They have concerns about their pay, and find the 2.1% offer insufficient. David Cunliffe tells them not only that their salaries should be linked to GDP, he’s also suggesting it is paid in advance on forecast GDP growth.
Is this just plain economic illiteracy?
Does he still just think he can say things and it won’t be analysed, pulled to bits and exposed for all to mull over?
Like a Capital Gains Tax, I am a firm believer that if you tax or reward on gains/increases then like night follows day, pay and taxes should decrease on falls or losses.
Will Cunliffe commit to pay cuts for civil servants if there are forecast contractions in GDP?
There are so many things wrong with this – not least the rule that politicians don’t involve themselves in pay rounds!
About 300 of them noisy as….
Bastards are lucky to have a job.
But I cant say much being a public sevant and all
It’s so predictable.
I’m sure we’ll have the NZEI and PPTA conjure up some industrial action during the election also.
Although I like the sign that says (at first glance) Â PUBLIC SERVICE – SLAVE LABOUR
Perhaps we need a sign that says Â PUBLIC SERVICE not NATIONAL TREASURE
Come on you lot, if you picked a different year and a different time of year, at least we would be able to believe it was anything but politically motivated.
Oh, what am I saying? Â The Public Service is politically neutral! Â / TUI
The PSA Union have increased their rates on their holiday homes to members with a whopping 11% and 12% increase..
Now holiday homes are now getting out of reach for the average union member. (Source PSA website)
The PSA is another union well past its use by date. Â Â Read more »
Extract from their PSA 2013 Annual Report
“In the face of ongoing job cuts, PSA membership remains stable and nowÂ stands at 58,427, slightly up on last year. The Executive Board has identifiedÂ recruitment as a top priority that must be a feature of all the unionâ€™sÂ activities in order to maintain and increase our influence.
A number of new recruitment strategies are being tested, including prizeÂ draws for members who recruit new members.
The PSA Benefits team, a company which specialises in union recruitment, has recruited 441 new members over the past year.”
With over $9M spent on PSA staff wages per annum why have they set up a recruitment team and more importantly a company?
Why aren’t the members told who holds the shares and why are they investing in a company who sole job is recruitment and yet they have X hundred of staff at the PSA.Â Read more »
Paula Bennett’s new sex-pest reforms mean we are going to need a whole lot more registered teachers to replace the ones that are child abusers, sex-pests and apologists for the same. The whole Teachers Council may need to be replaced, they keep on covering up the actions of pedophiles.
Teachers, doctors and any other government employees who fail Social Development Minister Paula Bennett’s tough new child-abuse screening test will be instantly sacked.
The new child-protection laws will trump existing employment legislation, removing the need for bosses to go through a fair process of verbal and written warnings to dump anyone suspected of sexually preying on children.
Screening of all government employees working with children is one of the main planks of Bennett’s incoming child protection regime, unveiled last week.
All staff working with children in schools, hospitals, government agencies and organisations that get government funding must submit to security screening every three years. It is estimated to affect 376,000 people.
Anyone who fails the test would be dumped. The details of the screening tests are yet to be revealed, but police will be in charge of the vetting procedures.
“The advice I have had so far is that they could be instantly dismissed,” Bennett told the Sunday Star-Times yesterday.Â Read more »