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

Unions welcome Government commitment to pay equity for mental health and addiction support workforce

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E tū welcome the Government’s commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers.

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PSA welcomes Royal Commission of inquiry into abuse of children in state care

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of children in state care is welcome and long overdue, the PSA says.

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In 2017 we showed yes, we care

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News from the PSA. Politicians support PSA call for mental health inquiry
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Politicians support PSA call for mental health inquiry

In Wellington, PSA members gathered on Parliament lawn on World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October 2017) to support Hastings mum Hana Reedy to present a 30,000 strong petition to Parliament.

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News from the PSA. Hīkoi Whakaara – everyone matters
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Hīkoi Whakaara – everyone matters

This month the PSA joined social workers to walk 90km over three days to highlight serious issues facing the region and the nation.

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News from the PSA. The first of many equal pay cheques arrive
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The first of many equal pay cheques arrive

Home support and aged care workers received their first equal pay cheque this month following the historic $2 billion equal pay settlement.

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