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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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. "Our members have had enough" - MBIE/IR strike action

"Our members have had enough" - MBIE/IR strike action

Thousands of PSA members around New Zealand walked off the job today in the first co-ordinated strike action in the public service for many years.

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News from the PSA. Gender Pay Principles launched!

Gender Pay Principles launched!

After months of collaboration, the Gender Pay Principles for the State Sector have been published – and they’re a proud win for unions.

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Media Releases

Gender Pay Principles another step towards pay equity

The Gender Pay Principles for the State Sector are an important step towards pay equity for all women in New Zealand, and a proud win for unions, the PSA says.

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Media Releases

PSA court victory in Inland Revenue case highlights importance of good faith

Employers must respect unions’ right to bargain on behalf of their members, the Employment Court has ruled - and the PSA is welcoming such a clear statement of the law.

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