October 19, 2020
Public servants keen on reform agenda
The Public Service Association says the election result heralds a new dawn for women workers, Māori and Pasifika, those who can’t afford homes and those who can’t find jobs.
PSA National Secretary Erin Polaczuk says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing and create decent jobs.
She says in the highest voter turnout in twenty years, the public overwhelmingly endorsed parties that promise to invest in public and community services and reform industrial relations law to protect ordinary working people.
The PSA will seek meetings with incoming ministers to push priorities including settling equal pay claims for groups such as DHB and public service admin workers, NGO social service workers and library assistants.
It will also push for pay transparency to challenge historic and deep inequalities faced by women, ethnic minorities and disabled people.
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