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

Access urged to reconsider offer as four-day strike commences

PSA and E tū members at Access Community Health have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking further industrial action after talks to reach a fair increase in pay as part of a new collective agreement stalled, over a month since members first took to the...

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Latest media releases from the PSA. Frustrated Access members vote for action over offer
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Frustrated Access members vote for action over offer

Access Community Health coordinators, administrators, and call centre workers have voted to take further industrial action this Friday after efforts to negotiate a new pay deal failed.

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Access Community Health: Returning to the bargaining table

The PSA and E tū bargaining team are hopeful for an improved offer from Access Community Health as they resume mediation today, following a week of nationwide strike actions by Access coordinators, administration, and call centre workers.

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Latest media releases from the PSA. Access Denied: Healthcare group again suspend low-paid workers in unprecedented action
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Access Denied: Healthcare group again suspend low-paid workers in unprecedented action

Access Community Health has suspended workers without pay for a second time this week, in response to low-level industrial action by union members.

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Access Community Health suspend lowest paid workers as industrial action begins

Access Community Health have suspended low-paid call centre workers and coordinators for engaging in partial strike action.

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OUR WORK MATTERS: Access Community Health coordinators, contact centre workers and administrators to take industrial action

Workers who co-ordinate the home support of over 20,000 aged, injured and disabled people across New Zealand have voted to take industrial action in total frustration at their employer’s refusal to raise their wages.

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