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PSA welcomes John Key's spirit of engagement

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Nov 8, 2008

PSA welcomes John Key's spirit of engagement

Wellington-The Public Service Association today welcomed Prime Minister-designate John Key's pledge to engage with unions. Its national secretary, Brenda Pilott, said the union looks forward to constructively working with the government New Zealanders elected.

"Public servants serve elected governments, and as their union, the PSA congratulates Mr Key and all MPs elected on Saturday," she said. "We welcome Mr Key's commitment to lead a listening, inclusive government and in turn commit to a constructive relationship.

"We appreciated Mr Key speaking to our recent Congress, and hearing him speak of respecting unions' roles, rights and responsibilities. Strong public services and the workers who deliver them are valued by New Zealanders and we will work with the new government on their behalf," said Brenda Pilott.

"Though the PSA is concerned about the possible impact of the promised review in government expenditure, we have constructive suggestions and look forward to an opportunity to discuss them with Mr Key. Our hope is it can be completed without large-scale layoffs or privatisation," she said.

The PSA has 57,000 members in the public service, NGOs, local government and the health and education sectors.

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