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.
Equal Pay in Local Government
A big step forward for library assistants
In May 2019 the PSA took a big step forward in its campaign to achieve equal pay for library assistants working in local government.
Glenn Barclay, PSA National Secretary sent a letter to the Chief Executives of the six large councils – Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin – notifying them of our belief that library assistants suffer from gender-based pay discrimination, unlawful under the 1972 Equal Pay Act.
We invited those six councils to form a joint working group with us to resolve this claim and to agree a wage rate for library assistants that is free from any gender-based discrimination. You can read excerpts from our letters to the chief executives here.