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Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi



Contact: 0508 367 772

Join the PSA, a trade union representing public and community service workers. With over 87,000 members, we enhance lives and foster a strong community. We advocate for improved services, working conditions, and the well-being of all New Zealanders. Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina represents our Māori  whānau.”

Which industries/sectors are covered

  • The Public Service including for departments, crown agents and other crown entities, and state-owned enterprises and any subsidiaries – all occupations.
  • Local authorities and their subsidiaries – all occupations.
  • Non-governmental organisations (both not-for-profit and for-profit) working in the social services and community sectors – all occupations.
  • In healthcare and disability services:
  • At Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora the following occupations: Allied health and technical workers, mental health nurses and other mental health and addictions workers, clerical and administration workers, primary health and central functions workers.
  • In government funded organisations delivering home care (excluding aged care), mental health and addictions services and disability support – all occupations.
  • Tertiary education institutions – clerical and administration workers.

Membership benefits

Our role as a union includes:

  • Representing members on issues involving their collective employment interests
  • Negotiating CEAs
  • Representing members’ individual rights as employees
  • Giving advice and assistance on the rights and obligations of employers and employees
  • Representing members in the event of a dispute or personal grievance

Along with this we have negotiated some great deals for PSA members that help with the cost of living.  To find out more, visit PSA Plus.

Cost of membership

Gross annual salaryFees per fortnight
Under $21,488$5
$21,488 – $49,192$10.10
$49,193 – $60,208$15.70
$60,209 – $82,102$20.90
$82,103 – $109,469$23.90
Over $109,469$26.40

Leadership people info

Kerry Davies and Duane Leo, PSA National Secretaries

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