A range of networks representing different groups and interests operate within the PSA. They provide a forum for PSA members to discuss particular interests or organise around a specific issue. For full details of our networks, see below.
The PSA sustainability action plan for 2009 included consideration of the development of a model for union workplace activists in the area of sustainability. Click here to go to the Eco Rep page.
Health & Safety Reps
The Health and Safety in Employment Act came into force on May 5 2003 and applies to every workplace, employee and employer. The PSA set up a network to share information and talk about health & safety issues. read more here.
The PSA has established an ethics network to develop and promote a members’ perspective on issues of public sector ethics. Ethics are at the heart of public sector professionalism and to be vigilantly safeguarded. Click here for more on the PSA Ethics Network.
PSA Pasefika is a network to encourage the involvement of Pacific Island peoples in union activities and decisions. Members of PSA Pasefika are active in the CTU Komiti Pasefika. Click here for more on PSA Pasefika.
National Science Committee
The PSA supports a commitment to a greater investment in research and development and the vision of a
‘knowledge economy’. The National Science Committee meets regularly to discuss issues surreounding science, reserach and innovation. Read more here.
Out@PSA is an email network for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. It offers an initial point of contact for members seeking guidance around issues in their workplace and provides a forum for sharing information and ideas. Click here for more on Out@PSA.
PSA Youth network
PSAY is a newly-established network that aims to build union organisation amongst young workers. It is encouraging to note the number of relatively young organisers and activists within the PSA. Click here for more on PSAY.
The PSA's women's network aims to promote the interests of women within the PSA, facilitate the sharing of information and experiences and encourage and support women’s participation in PSA representative structures at all levels. Read more here.
Deaf and Disability Network
Disabled members in PSA are developing a network. Click here to read more.
Social Workers Action Network
An informal network within the PSA that aims to unify, inspire, inform, and advocate for social workers here.