Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina
Māori members play an important part in the life of the PSA, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi.
The PSA is committed to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi across the public sector and inside the union. Our structures ensure a Māori perspective can be heard at all levels of our organisation.
Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina represents and promotes the interests of Māori members. It provides a network to ensure Māori have a voice in the PSA, from the workplace to the union’s top decision-making bodies.
The national committee of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina is represented on the executive board.
We want workplaces that reflect the Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles of partnership and good faith and place people at the centre.
We want inclusive workplaces with a culture of respect for diversity, with recognition of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori skills so Māori workers can fully contribute and be respected for their contribution.
It is important that Māori workers are supported through leave and flexible working arrangements so they can participate in important occasions.
In inclusive workplaces, everyone is treated with respect and treats others with integrity, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga.
Work must also recognise that people may have wider responsibilities to their whānau, hapū or iwi.
Te Rūnanga O Ngā Toa Āwhina and ex-PSA President Mike Tana