Our people matter more than ever

Every day in Aotearoa, thousands of people are working in our communities to make sure Kiwis have access to everything they need to live a good life. From keeping our border secure to caring for our elderly, the work that community and public servants do builds the foundation of a resilient and compassionate New Zealand.

Right now, community and public service workers are facing an unprecedented challenge. COVID-19 is making us rethink how we operate as a society, but community and public service workers are keeping Aotearoa up and running. We know they’re pulling long hours in demanding conditions, doing essential work that isn’t often visible. We’re safe in our bubble and they’re out there, working hard, doing what needs to be done.

Jess Holly Bates - PSA Ambassador. Screenshot from video

We’re working with Jess Bates (who you might recognise as Dr Eve Reston from Shortland St) to delve into essential work. Our people matter and we’re here for them: let’s make sure they know it. Send a big warm thanks to Aotearoa’s community and public service workers so they know their work is seen and appreciated.

This campaign is run by the Public Service Association: Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA). We're the largest union in New Zealand,representing the interests of 76,000+ members working in government departments, local government, the health sector, crown agencies, state-owned enterprises and community and government-funded agencies.

PSA Executive stand together

The PSA represents members on workplace issues, negotiates collective employment agreements and advocates for strong public services. The PSA is affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and Public Services International.

Find out more about the PSA on our website.