Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


PSA welcomes State’s ‘end of uncertainty’

Public Service Association
Media release 8 February

PSA welcomes State’s
‘end of uncertainty’

The PSA, the union representing State Insurance workers, said today’s announcement of the company’s sale to NRMA insurance was ‘a welcome end to the uncertainty that has been hovering over State staff for a considerable time.’

‘That uncertainty has been wearying made things very hard for what is a large and loyal group of employees.

‘So, because of that, in the first instance we welcome today’s announcement,’ the PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said.

‘But there are some important issues to be worked through with the new CEO as a result of this change, with the most paramount being staffing levels.

‘At this stage State have not offered any guarantee to staff that there will be no redundancies. It is important the PSA is central to happenings from here on in so we can robustly represent the very real needs and ambitions of our hundreds of members,’ Mr Wagstaff said.

‘We are encouraged the new chief executive, David Smith, has already given a commitment to open and regular communication with the PSA and to working with us,’ Mr Wagstaff said.

‘We in turn accept that in good faith and we will look ahead to a meeting next week with a certain confidence about the future,’ he said.

For more information please call
the PSA national secretary, Richard Wagstaff on 025 2778131
or the PSA organiser Stephan Caldis on 025 418200

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news