Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

PSA congratulates Public Service Day award recipients

Public Service Association congratulates Public Service Day award recipients

A highly deserving light has been shone on the hard work of core public servants by the first-ever presentation of Public Service Medals and Commendations for Frontline Excellence in Wellington this evening (Monday 5 November).

"The presentation of 14 awards this evening is a testimony to the exceptional lengths that public service workers go to each and every day in the service of all New Zealanders," says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary.

"As stated by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at this evening's presentation at Parliament this exceptional work by public service workers to improve New Zealanders’ quality of life and wellbeing is rarely acknowledged, and it is fitting that in tandem with the awards we will also have a Public Service Day to celebrate from this year onwards".

Glenn Barclay: "It is important on an occasion like this to acknowledge the wider depth of diversity of the unsung contributions made across the entire public service across the breadth of New Zealand.

"The PSA is proud that six of the 9 State Services Commissioner Commendations for Frontline Excellence presented by State Services Minister Chris Hipkins this evening were awarded to frontline workers who are members of the PSA.

"The awards to Heather Doughty, Noel Harris, Ailsa Parker, Dale Parkes, Patrica Prchal and the posthumous award in recognition of Department of Conservation biosecurity ranger Scott Theobald epitomise a collective spirit of service that we can all reflect on".

The PSA has invited union members to celebrate the first official Public Service Day on Wednesday 7 November on the lawn outside Parliament where speakers from 1pm will include PSA president Janet Quigley.

ENDS




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Sir Michael Cullen’s Tax Reform

To ordinary wage and salary earners who (a) watch a slice of their gross income being taxed every week via PAYE and who also (b) pay GST on every single thing they buy, there has been something quite surreal about the centre-right’s angry and anguished reactions to the Tax Working Group’s final report... More>>

 
 

89 Cents An Hour: Govt Plans Fix For Minimum Wage For People With Disabilities

IHC is delighted that the Government is looking into replacing the Minimum Wage Exemption (MWE) with a wage supplement to ensure people with disabilities are paid at least the minimum wage. More>>

ALSO:

Te Waihanga: New Independent Commission To Tackle Infrastructure Issues

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga – will be established as an Autonomous Crown Entity to carry out two broad functions – strategy and planning and procurement and delivery support. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Action Against Poverty: Motels Profit From Housing Crisis

A single motel which charges up to $1,500 per week per room has received over $3 million worth of Government funds to provide emergency assistance, despite never having a Code Compliance Certificate – an offence under the Building Act – and receiving a series of longstanding complaints from occupants... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Alleged China Relations Crisis

If New Zealand’s relations with China are ‘deteriorating’ then you still need a microscope to detect the signs... More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Government To End Tenure Review

“Tenure review has resulted in parcels of land being added to the conservation estate, but it has also resulted in more intensive farming and subdivision on the 353,000 ha of land which has been freeholded. This contributed to major landscape change and loss of habitat for native plants and animals,” said Eugenie Sage. More>>

ALSO:

Bell Tolls: Big Changes, Grand Mergers Planned For Vocational Training

“At a time when we’re facing critical skill shortages, too many of our polytechnics and institutes of technology are going broke... More>>

ALSO:

Sallies' State Of The Nation: Progress Stalled In Reducing Inequality

The report shows a lack of tangible progress in key areas including record levels of household debt and a growing gap in educational achievement between poorer and more well off communities. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels