More than a third of PSA members or 27,291 of you shared your pay information with us in our first union-wide pay survey in September.
Your salaries generally reflect the gender and ethnic pay gaps seen in the wider workforce with Pākeha men well out in front of other groups.
We are starting to analyse the results by occupation to support our work to achieve equal pay.
We also plan to use the data to create a new online pay tool which should be available for use by members only from early next year.
The tool is an important development as it will help give members transparency around pay rates in their profession, national secretary Glenn Barclay says.
“Without pay transparency people negotiating their pay are on an uneven footing with their employer. It allows pay inequities to continue and grow.
“There is very little transparency in New Zealand around rates of pay for different occupations. We aim to use the survey to make this kind of information available to you in an ongoing way.”
Initial analysis of the data shows the average full-time equivalent salary for PSA members is $66,482, while the median is $61,000.
We are also using the survey results to model changes to the PSA fee structure to make it fairer. We’ll let you know more about that once the analysis is complete.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey!
A survey of wāhine Māori in the PSA has drawn a fantastic response - with more than 900 members taking the time to tell us about their employment experiences.
That’s why we’ve made a submission on the Government’s new discussion document on FPAs and have been encouraging members to make sure their voices are heard.
Their role is to organise and advocate for Māori members in their sectors. They also represent their sectors on Te Kōmiti o Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Awhina and on sector committees.
Staff from the Ministry’s policy teams have attended UN indigenous rights forums in Geneva and New York.