The union for MPI
Kia ora and welcome to the PSA at Ministry of Primary Industries pages. This information is for PSA members only.
We have over 1,000 members, throughout NZ, in most areas and departments of MPI.
The union works at three levels –
- Individual member support and advice including disciplinary matters
- Workplace issues affecting a number of members in a workplace or department
- National issues affecting all members
We have a Collective Agreement with MPI which provides for a strong and comprehensive set of employment terms and conditions. The Agreement is re-negotiated on a regular basis so we can negotiate pay and seek to improve your conditions.
Support for members
The union is supported by dozens of workplace delegates who are member volunteers. There are a number of national delegates as well, they are senior delegates who get more involved in union matters (see below). To support members and delegates there are several union organisers (officials) throughout NZ.
Email the PSA MPI national organiser here
Auckland – Rotational Team: Chantelle Hurst, Phil Hodgson (and Under 35's rep)
Auckland – ITB: Stephen Andrews
Auckland - Dog Handlers: Laure Michon (and Women's rep)
Christchurch: Andrew "Duggy" Dugmore
Small Ports: Stuart Hart (Nelson) / Christa Miller (Queenstown) shared
Wellington: Richard McGuire
Admin / Corporate Services: Monique Williams
National Office: Dave Nendick
Support Officers: Anthony Souvatzoglou
Under 35's rep: Phil Hodgson
Women's rep: Laure Michon
Fisheries Officers – Chris Hearfield (Auckland) / Garreth Jay (Dunedin) shared
Animal Welfare Officer – Kevin Brynes (Timaru
Diane Anderson (Christchurch)
Gervais Lawrie (Wallaceville)