Public Service

Focusing on your sector

PSA membership in the public service sector is growing rapidly. To make sure your interests are fully represented, we've made changes to our structure and created a sector for members in the core public service.  This is called the Public Service Sector.

The Public Service 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.

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.

Convenor

Peter Robertshaw – MOJ

Organiser

Jim Jones

OA

Leigh Whale

Committee members

Verna Sutherland – MSD
Esther Longley – IRD
Jackie Kerr – Corrections
Bruce McKinlay – DOC
Robert Bennett – MBIE

Cluster Reps

Premnath Menon - DIA
Roberts Sisterson - NZDF
John Upfold – Stats
Dave Nendick - MPI
Gabie George – Parliamentary Services

Runanga Reps

Marshall Tangaroa - Corrections
Marcia Puru - IRD
Richard Wagner - DOC

Women's Reps

Caroline Fisher – IRD
Nicole Benkert - Ministry of Education

Media Releases

Stats NZ staff escalate industrial action with ‘no more meetings’ rule

Statistics NZ staff have voted to escalate their ongoing industrial action in an effort to get Stats NZ back to the bargaining table with a reasonable offer.

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New report shows public services held back by poor workplace culture

A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue.

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News from the PSA. Congress 2014
News

Congress 2014

Post-election analysis, Transforming the Workplace, a union merger and gender equity were the hot topics at last week’s congress.

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Media Releases

Greens’ commitment to pay equity welcomed by workers

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 58,000 workers they represent will benefit from the announcement by the Green Party of a commitment to pay equity and to a living wage for core public servants and contractors.

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Collins inquiry at best a Band-Aid, a permanent fix is needed

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the inquiry into Judith Collins’ behaviour must be accompanied by a process to restore the lost trust between Ministers and public servants if it is to prevent similar situations occurring in the future.

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SSC survey shows clear way forward for better public services

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the release of the State Services Commission’s (SSC) Integrity and Conduct Survey 2013, which it says indicates what needs to be done to strengthen the public services that New Zealanders use and trust.

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