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

Worth the wait - mental health and addiction support workers get equal pay

Mental health and addiction support workers have been rewarded for their patience - with their long fight for equal pay finally over.

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News from the PSA. Equal Pay changes from July 1 for Care and Support workers
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Equal Pay changes from July 1 for Care and Support workers

1st July is time to celebrate the next step of the historic Equal Pay victory.

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PSA to Government: Budget shows promise but more courage needed

The Labour-led Government’s first Budget shows promise, the PSA says - but there are still many in the public and community service who will wonder when their turn is coming.

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Unions ready to work with disabled people and Government to improve support

People working in the disability sector are ready to help improve and implement changes to the Disability Support System with the goal of empowering disabled people to choose the support that they need.

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Grave concerns for future of social work – PSA

The future of social work could be gravely affected by a rushed and short-sighted Select Committee report, the PSA says.

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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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