INDEPENDENT NEWS

Holland's Departure No Guarantee Of Change - PSA

Published: Wed 15 Dec 1999 04:12 PM
MEDIACOM-RELEASE-PSA
HOLLAND'S DEPARTURE NO GUARANTEE OF CHANGE - PSA
The PSA, the union representing New Zealand's tax workers, today said the departure of the IRD Commissioner Graham Holland would be `no automatic panacea' for the organisation.
PSA national secretary Paul Cochrane said those wanting a better quality tax service - including IRD staff - must realise the importance of getting the findings of this year's tax inquiry in place soon.
`We were, by and large, satisfied with the inquiry's findings and the call for a change in the work culture which, as was explicitly stated, must come from the top.
`In that sense Mr Holland's announcement will hopefully serve as a circuit breaker for change but there can be no comfort this will automatically happen,' he said.
The inquiry was detailed on what was needed in IRD, he said. `There were recommendations on improving and increasing staff training and there was criticism of the downgrading of the department with job cuts, office closures and a loss of one on one services for taxpayers.
`Detailed work has been done in examining the problems and now we need to be moving to fix things. I am confident this will happen because Labour was explicit in its support of the inquiry's findings,' he said.
`We want the best for our members who have had a pretty hard time in the last year or so. We are working to get a job contract for those people which involves them in a workplace partnership aimed at getting a better quality service with more satisfying jobs, skills development and career structures,' Mr Cochrane said.
ENDS....
MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE PSA

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Rio Tinto announces plans to close Tiwai Point smelter
By: RNZ
New Report on Auckland Port Relocation
By: New Zealand Government
COVID-19 Fails To Knock Kiwi Investor Confidence, But More Disclosure Wanted
By: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Black-Market Tobacco Sidesteps $287 Million In Excise Tax
By: Imperial Brands
Meridian spilled water to hike electricity prices - Authority ruling
By: RNZ
XE Data Update - RBNZ Official Cash Rate Decision
By: XE Money Transfer
Kiwis Ignore Promise Of Cheaper Power
By: Canstar Blue
Transmission Pricing For A Low Carbon Future
By: Electricity Authority
Economic activity and business confidence bouncing back
By: RNZ
The Climate Record That Keeps Getting Broken
By: NIWA
Extended Loan Scheme Keeps Business Afloat
By: New Zealand Government
2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Announced
By: Prime Minister Science Prizes
Fuel, alcohol costs to go up from today
By: RNZ
Young Kiwi Astro-photographer Shoots For The Stars
By: Stardome Observatory
Time For EU To Commit To A Level Playing Field For Trade
By: DCANZ - Dairy Companies Association New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media