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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Imagine a public service where everyone enjoys the same great employment conditions, where people can move between agencies with ease, knowing that every workplace shares the same people-focused kaupapa and values.

Not only is it possible, we’re working on it now!

 Your collective agreement is the foundation of the relationship between you and your employer.

As a union member, you contribute to the power PSA has to negotiate terms and conditions that make all our working lives better.

The PSA negotiates collective agreements with all New Zealand’s public service agencies. Every agreement is different and we notice that some agencies have better clauses than others.

PSA is pleased to be leading a project, working with Te Kawa Mataaho - Public Service Commission to establish a common set of exemplar terms and conditions right across the public sector.

This is a unique opportunity to be ambitious. Together, we can achieve more. Our strength in numbers will be amplified by common agreements across the public sector.

Contribute to the work

As with everything union – we are nothing without our members. We need to hear your vision for each model clause. (If you are not a member of the PSA yet, join now so you can have your say about the changes.)

We’ve started with a few of the easier clauses and now we’re about to tackle leave entitlements. We'd appreciate hearing your views about how leave works for you now, what gaps there are in the system and what an ideal leave system would look like.

The whakatauki “Whiria te tangāta” means weaving the people together. It is attributed to Te Rangi Hīroa (Sir Peter Buck), Ngāti Mutunga, Irish

 Have your say on model leave provisions