State Sector

Focusing on your sector

PSA membership in the state sector sector is growing rapidly. To make sure your interests are fully represented, we've made changes to our structure and created a structure for members working in the wider state services – the State Sector.

The State 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.

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Media Releases

On Social Workers’ Day, politicians need to listen

Social workers across New Zealand are writing to MPs with their concerns about Oranga Tamariki, the new children’s ministry - and politicians should listen, the PSA says.

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Media Releases

MPI video monitoring “not a proper substitute” for fisheries inspectors

The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to rethink its strategy around using video monitoring to protect against fish dumping, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

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Media Releases

PSA welcomes decision in Ashburton WINZ safety prosecution

The Public Service Association is welcoming the decision in WorkSafe NZ vs Ministry of Social Development, regarding safety of the Ashburton Work and Income office where two PSA members were murdered.

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News from the PSA. Behind the scenes: Delegate education
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Behind the scenes: Delegate education

In our workplaces, if members are our lifeblood, then delegates are the beating heart that keep the PSA alive.

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News from the PSA. Bargaining: Fly Safe Today – Be Fair With Pay
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Bargaining: Fly Safe Today – Be Fair With Pay

Our members who work for the Aviation Security Service (AvSec) hit the headlines recently after taking action for fair pay and conditions during collective bargaining.

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Media Releases

Social workers to government: Don’t destroy all our hard work

Ministers in charge of the Child Youth and Family reforms have no understanding of how the sector works - and should listen to social workers, the Public Service Association says.

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