Public Service


Focusing on your sector

PSA membership in the public service sector is growing rapidly. To make sure your interests are fully represented, we've made changes to our structure and created a sector for members in the core public service.  This is called the Public Service Sector.

You can meet the members of the committee here.

The Public Service 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.

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.


Public Service and State Sector Pre-Congress 2020: Notice of Motion Introduction

The Public Service sector Co-Convenors go over the Congress 2020 Notices of Motion, in particular those put forward by the Public Service Sector Committee.

Public Service: Guide to PSA Congress

Paula Davis, Richard Chalklen, and Athol Ringrose deliver the PSA Public Service Sector a guide to attending PSA Congress.

Equal Pay for Public Service/ACC and Kāinga Ora

The PSA has set itself the goal that by 2024 all PSA members will be paid equally for work of equal value. We are working hard to achieve this for PSA members in the Public Service/ACC and Kāinga Ora.

You may have heard of the great outcomes for Oranga Tamariki social workers from our equal pay claim, but there is other work going on behind the scenes. 

To find out more about our progress, read here.

Campaigns One public service

One public service

A once in a generation opportunity to improve the working lives of all public sector workers in one go.

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Latest media releases from the PSA. The PSA welcomes transition support package, hopes for further workforce focus
Media Releases

The PSA welcomes transition support package, hopes for further workforce focus

The PSA welcomes yesterday’s pre-budget announcement of over $150 million for a new Transition Support Service for young people leaving state care, and hopes further details will address social service workforce requirements.

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Media Releases

Corrections staff disappointed by slushy fund misrepresentation

PSA members working in prisons are hitting back at National’s claims of wasteful expenditure on slushy machines for overheated summer staff.

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Public Service Association congratulates Public Service Day award recipients

A highly deserving light has been shone on the hard work of core public servants by the first-ever presentation of Public Service Medals and Commendations for Frontline Excellence in Wellington this evening (Monday 5 November).

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News from the PSA. Historic Agreement signed at Ministry of Social Development

Historic Agreement signed at Ministry of Social Development

Ngā Kaitūhono, PSA Māori members at the Ministry of Social Development, have signed a brand new engagement agreement, based on Te Ao Māori and the principles of Ngā Kaupapa.

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News from the PSA. Rolling industrial action continues at Ministry of Justice

Rolling industrial action continues at Ministry of Justice

With collective bargaining at the Ministry of Justice still showing no meaningful advance, PSA members at MOJ sites around New Zealand are continuing rolling strike action.

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