PSA Youth

PSAY is a network that aims to build union organisation amongst workers aged 35 and under.

All PSA members aged 35 and under are automatically part of the PSA Youth network, recieving regular updates and able to attend PSA Youth events.


PSAY convenors

National Co-convenor: Megan Barry
National Co-convenor: Gabe Paikea
Auckland Convenor: Hine-A-Rangi Savieti
North Island Provincial Co-convenor: Pammy Thompson

North Island Provincial Co-convenor: Jetti Walker

Wellington Convenor: Ulualo Mareko
Christchurch Convenor: Heidi Becker
South Island Provincial Convenor: Shannon Macmillan 

Consisting of over 12,000 members and growing, PSA Youth is the largest of the PSA's networks. We run regular leadership training, host local events and make sure that the youth voice is represented at all levels of the PSA's structure. Getting involved with PSAY is the easiest way to step up your union involvement and meet other awesome young working New Zealanders.

PSAY Congress2020

PSAY Delegates at Congress 2020

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We have strong links with Stand Up, New Zealand’s youth union movement.

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Heidi Becker

Ulualofaiga Mareko

Linsey Higgins

Shannon MacMillan

Pammy thompson

Gabriel Paikea

Jetti Walker

Hine-A-Rangi Savieti

Megan Barry

Overall Goals

  • Increase youth participation and engagement in the PSA and the structures of the union and the workplace 
  • Support the sustainability of unions in New Zealand by helping to modernise the union movement


  • Grow youth membership of the PSA 
  • Grow and increase participation in the PSAY network and wider PSA structures 
  • Build young leaders within the network, workplaces and our Union 
  • Inform and educate members about youth issues 
  • Influence policy, practice and public opinion on issues important to our young members 
  • Influence policy and practice of the PSA and other unions

News from the PSA. Making an oral submission – an example

Making an oral submission – an example

Report from PSAY National Convenor Caleb Gordon.

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News from the PSA. PSAY successfully introduce free PSA membership for students

PSAY successfully introduce free PSA membership for students

Last year, after a push at Congress by PSA Youth, the PSA introduced free PSA membership for students.

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