PSA OPERATING MANUAL 2010

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Bargaining priorities and strategies

The PSA has whole-of-union Bargaining Priorities and a whole-of-union Bargaining Strategy. Within these priorities and this strategy we have strategies developed for the different sectors of PSA membership. The relationship between the whole-of-union approach and sector-specific bargaining is shown in the following diagram. Organization Chart In essence: 1) The PSA bargaining priorities document defines “What we want”.
2) The PSA Bargaining Strategy defines “What approach(es) we use to get what we want”.
3) The sector-specific strategies apply the PSA bargaining priorities and the PSA bargaining strategy to the particular situations within their sectors. We have the following sector-specific bargaining strategies:
State Sector Bargaining Strategy
covers the public service, state-owned enterprises and crown entities, other than the District Health Boards (DHBs) and Crown Research Institutes (CRIs);
Health Sector (DHBs) Bargaining Strategy
covers the District Health Boards (including the NZ Blood Service);
Science Bargaining Strategy
covers the CRIs;
NGO (Health and Disability) Bargaining Strategy
covers non-governmental organisations in the health and disability sector;
Local Government Bargaining Strategy
covers local authorities and other council controlled organizations;
Note: Some enterprises within the coverage of the PSA may not be covered by a sector specific bargaining strategy but the PSA will develop an approach appropriate to their needs.
4) The Policy on the Conduct of Negotiations for Collective Agreement sets out “How we manage negotiations to get what we want”.