Local Government

The PSA is the largest union in local government with more than 6,000 members.

If you work at a council, council-controlled company or organisation, or a local public institution - we’re the union for you.

Flash Sandham (convenor),

Lee Rauhina-August,

Ceinwyn Bannister,

Ian Cooper,

Richard Foster,

Gary Gabbitas,

Sara Moylan,

Cris Pokidin,

Annette Smithard,

Sophie Williams.

Media Releases

$100,000 waste of money by cash-strapped New Plymouth District Council

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing.

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Media Releases

Wellington City Council breaches employment law - union forced to apply for compliance order

The Public Service Association (PSA) has applied to the Employment Relations Authority for a compliance order after Wellington City Council (WCC) breached employment law by refusing to notify staff that collective bargaining had begun.

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News from the PSA. Our new national secretary

Our new national secretary

Erin Polaczuk is the new national secretary who joins Richard Wagstaff in the senior leadership team.

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News from the PSA. Hui taumata

Hui taumata

Hui taumata, the peak body for the PSA rūnanga, ngā Toa Āwhina, was held at Orongomai marae, Upper Hutt, in early August.

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News from the PSA. Behind the scenes - delegates supporting members

Behind the scenes - delegates supporting members

Trained, experienced delegates can play an important role in supporting members who are on the carpet because of a complaint or concern.

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News from the PSA. Sneaking privatisation

Sneaking privatisation

When the National Government sold 49 percent of Genesis Energy, prime minister John Key promised it would be the last asset sale that his government would undertake.

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