MPI Union Projects and Issues

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At the PSA we want to build a better working life for our members. We have a number of union-wide projects including Equal Pay for women, Living Wage, and better employment laws and rights Specifically at MPI we have three main union priorities –

1. General Salary Range pay system review

GSR is a performance based pay system that causes problems for our members. We want to see changes made to it

1 March- PSA organisers meet with MPI management late February to discuss the scope of the GSR pay system review. The suggestions from that meeting will be discussed by the MPI national delegates in mid-March and if accepted will be turned into actions and projects. We’ll update you again at that point.

2. Border Rosters

– deal with existing problems and build better rosters systems for our members

13 March - there have been a number of discussions with management in Auckland about the roster problems. The key problem is that the Rotational Team (Deployment) rosters which do not provide stability or certainty to our members. We have told MPI our key objective is to improve work life balance for our members

3. Equal Pay

– We have an Equal Pay claim in with MPI and will be involved in any MPI Equal Pay action plan

15 March - We have raised the claim for Support Officers, and staff who do similar work for Support Officers. This includes Compliance ASOs. Now that the claim has been raised we are discussing with MPI how to work through it.


We have two other projects, matters that remained unresolved from the previous bargaining round -

Moving Target Evaluators to COPS

Collective coverage for Fisheries Observers


[this list is not yet complete]

Auckland Dog Handlers roster - the roster was changed last year and since then the Handlers have been very unhappy with the roster in particular the reduction in rest and recovery time. Their delegates have put a lot of time and effort into discussions with MPI to reach a resolution to this. The latest round of discussions are still underway. Issue started in 2016

Auckland Park and Ride - members are experiencing long travel times to the terminal, and safety issues have been raised. Survey / discussing with MPI airport management, issue raised Nov 2017

Incursion Investigation On Call Allowances - making sure members in Incursion Investigations are paid their entitlements under the PSA collective agreement. Last discussion 20 Mar, issue raised Sep 2017

Names on infringement notices - There is a health and safety risk for Border officers having to put their names on infringement notices. In March PSA has wrote to MPI to ask for this to be changed, issue raised Mar 2018

Q1/Q2 historic progression - It appears some members were held back on their steps when they should have progressed i.e. they should be on a higher rate now. PSA and MPI discussing, issue raised Oct 2017

Retiring Leave court case (Dean case) - For a summary of this case see the Achievement section (News page). MPI are calculating the payments that will apply to current and ex employees. The secondary issues (accrual of other leave) has yet to be sorted). Court case  2017.

 For more updates check the MPI News page