Community Public Services
Every day you make a difference to those people you support - today is the day to make a difference for you.
The Community Public Services (CPS) sector covers people working in:
- mental health and addictions
- home support
- social services, and
- aid and development organisations
So if you work in community home support, disability support, mental health and addictions and wider social services, and social change organisations - then PSA is the union for you.
Successful Campaigning in CPS
Union members in community public services together have won the Equal Pay settlement for support workers in the community working in home support, mental health and addictions, and disability support. PSA members also achieved the in-between travel settlement including guaranteed hours, building on our campaign for workers being paid the minimum wage for sleeping overnight in clients’ homes. During the Covid crisis, our members fought hard to get PPE.
Keep an eye out for upcoming activity in our Let's Bring This Home campaign for home support workers.
Our next focus will be on our equal pay claim for the social services sector.
The union is also there for you in the case an issue arises between you and your employer - we’ll be in your corner representing you and providing employment advice. Contact us to find out more, or join one of our CPS Facebook Groups to participate in discussions with members and delegates. See the tab below for Facebook groups.
Click here to meet the members of the CPS Sector Committee.
Join us - for a better working life
PSA members are proud to have successfully lobbied for many recent developments in CPS, including:
Winning guaranteed hours for home support workers
Settlement of the ‘in between travel case’, ensuring home and community support workers are paid for the time spent traveling between clients’ houses
Winning a ground-breaking equal pay settlement for care and support workers
Successfully extending the equal pay settlement to cover mental health and addiction support workers
Winning the “Sleepover Case” to have the time recognised as work and paid at the minimum adult wage
These achievements were only possible thanks to the collective efforts of our union members, delegates, and organisers.
By becoming a PSA Union member you will be entitled to many member benefits, including amazing rates on our PSA holiday homes.
PSA Home Support Workers Group for home support workers
PSA Disability Support Members for members working in disability support services
PSA Community Mental Health and Addiction for members working in community mental health or addiction services
PSA Healthcare NZ Care Managers, Coordinators, & Admin for care mangers, coordinators and admin workers at Healthcare NZ