Community Public Services

PSA membership in the community sector is growing rapidly. To make sure your interest are fully represented, we've made changes to our structure and created the Community Public Services sector.

This sector covers people working in:

  • disability
  • mental health/ drug and alcohol
  • home support
  • social services, and
  • aid and development organisations

The Community Public Services sector has its own national committee and a seat on the PSA Executive Board.  This ensures your sector has a voice at all levels of PSA decision-making.

You can meet the members of the committee here.

The difference the PSA can make

We know that funding in the sector is tight.  It is getting harder for organisations to meet the growing demands in their communities and elsewhere.  It's also getting harder to provide employees with job security and the pay and conditions they deserve.

The services and support that you provide are important.  With a growing membership, the PSA will be in your corner.  We have the expertise to work with you for decent pay and employment conditions, a good working environment, and for your voice to be included in workplace decisions.

We will be a strong advocate for you and for the work you do.

Media Releases

More deaths and injuries will result from health and safety backdown

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the gutting of the proposed new health and safety legislation will result in more workplace deaths and injuries, breaking John Key’s promise to the nation after the Pike River tragedy.

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Media Releases

Anglican Family Care workers reach new agreement following industrial action

The Public Service Association (PSA) is pleased to have signed a new collective agreement for workers at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Otago, after last year’s industrial action and the suspension of AFC staff by management prior to Christmas.

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News from the PSA. CTU Women's Awards

CTU Women's Awards

Two outstanding PSA women activists from different generations were among the recipients of the inaugural CTU Women's Council Inspiring Union Women's Awards.

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News from the PSA. Sexual harassment guidelines

Sexual harassment guidelines

The State Services Commission and the Ministry for Women have developed a policy guideline on prevention and response to workplace sexual harassment.

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News from the PSA. Developing union leaders

Developing union leaders

New leaders come through the PSA structures all the time.

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News from the PSA. Member Q&A: Claudia Maaka

Member Q&A: Claudia Maaka

Claudia Maaka, Clinical Alcohol & Drug Youth Specialist, Ngati Porou Hauora, East Coast.

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