Local Government

The PSA is the largest union in local government with almost 8,000 members.

If you work at a council, council-controlled company or organisation, or a local public institution - we’re the union for you.

The local government 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.


Media Releases

Come on Tauranga Council - pay your staff a Living Wage

Tauranga City councillors should do the decent thing and agree to pay all their staff the Living Wage, the PSA says.

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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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News from the PSA. The unsung heroes of local government
News

The unsung heroes of local government

Seven and a bit years ago I accidentally* got myself elected to local government.

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Porirua City Council needs to keep up momentum towards a Living Wage

Employees at Porirua City Council are a step closer to a Living Wage today - as councillors voted to increase its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2020.

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PSA members relieved to have certainty as Wairarapa rejects super-council

Local government workers across the Wairarapa will be relieved at a decisive result in plans for a "super council", the PSA says.

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Boost to local democracy as Aucklanders debate future of investment CCO

Disestablishing a major council-controlled organisation (CCO) would be a step forward for Auckland Council and a great improvement to local democracy, the PSA says.

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