The PSA at MPI

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Stronger Together

We have over 1,300 members throughout NZ, in most areas and departments of MPI. The union works on -

  • National issues affecting all members
  • Workplace issues affecting a number of members in a workplace or department
  • Individual member support and advice including disciplinary matters

Strong Collective Agreement

The Collective Agreement at MPI which provides a comprehensive set of employment terms and conditions. It's bargained regularly so we can negotiate pay and seek to improve your conditions.

Support for members

The union is supported by dozens of member volunteers (workplace delegates). To support members and delegates there are PSA union organisers (officials) throughout NZ.

Comments / want to know something? Email the PSA MPI national organiser here

Recent Highlights

General Salary Range -

  • introduction of a stepped pay system at the 2019 Bargaining
  • including realignment (increases) to meet the Public Service median
  • this provided many benefits to members, higher midpoints for each range, automatic progression, and increased transparency

Support Officer pay jolt - Pay band "I" removed, all Support Officers / admin roles moved to higher band "H"and a pay movement to reward experience not recognised historically.

Border Regional Ports Officers pay dispute - Long standing dispute following 2017 bargaining.

Building better union / management involvement - regular union / senior managers meetings

Dog Handlers roster dispute Auckland - Long standing dispute following a roster review.

Fishery Observers and PSA relationship - new Collective Agreement for these employees


Chris Hearfield (Compliance)

Dave Nendick (Wellington)

Diane Anderson (DSS)

Garreth Jay (Compliance)

Gervais Lawrie (PSA Public Service Sector committee rep) (DSS)

Kevin Byrnes (Compliance)

Monique Williams (Convenor) (Wellington)

Target Evaluators - vacant

Maori Enterprise Delegate - vacant

Andrew Dugmore

Chantelle Hurst

Christa Miller

Laure Michon

Stephen Andrews / James Frost (Auckland ITB)

Stuart Hart

Tess Keough