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.

Jenny Goodman, convenor,

Carol Hastie,

Frances Lazarus,

Carol Mace,

Mele Sanaerivi (to August),

Harry Pihema.

 

The committee remembers Liz Bowman, a long serving CPS sector committee representative, who passed away in 2014

News from the PSA. CPS Sector Committee meeting: March 18 & 19 2015
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CPS Sector Committee meeting: March 18 & 19 2015

The CPS Sector Committee met in Wellington on 18 and 19 March to discuss a range of issues of importance to PSA members working in the PSA's fast growing community public service sector.

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News from the PSA. Happy International Working Women's Day
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Happy International Working Women's Day

This Sunday, March 8, is International Working Women's Day, a day to celebrate all that we have achieved and to recommit ourselves to working towards women's rights everywhere.

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News from the PSA. Working Life - March 2015
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Working Life - March 2015

Read the latest issue of Working Life, the PSA's quarterly journal.

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Nurse Maude collective agreement reached

This past January a bargaining team of two workplace delegates, local PSA organiser Mike Chaney, and national Nurse Maude organiser and bargaining advocate Amy Ross reached an agreement in principle with management at Nurse Maude.

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It’s a bargain

This year over half of our members will be in organisations that are involved with collective bargaining.

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Advocating for Pay Equity

Already about 160 PSA members have signed up to become pay equity advocates.

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