Hundreds of frontline staff at Auckland Council could go on strike, NZ Herald reports, after senior executives declined to sign off a new collective agreement. The actions of the council’s executive leadership team (ELT) have left the PSA bargaining team “shocked”, and has resulted in staff from the call centre, libraries, community centres and building inspectors considering strike action. “[Auckland Council] will not increase the member benefit payment to $500… they will also not honour the incentivised annual leave clause,” said the PSA bargaining team in a letter.