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.
The Women's Network is a place for women members to share experiences about work and organise around the things that need to change. Over 50,000 women are members of the PSA.
The women’s network has over 5500 members, and growing rapidly. Any woman can be a member of the Women's Network.
Joining the Network
Existing PSA members
If you're already a PSA member, click the 'Join Network' button at the top of this page (you will need your member number and to log in here).
New PSA members
If you're about to join up as a new PSA member, you can sign up for the women's network when you join the PSA by simply checking 'women's network' on the join form. Join the PSA online here.
What's great about the network
Women's network members get invited to network events, such as the biennial national conference and regional events. They also get priority to attend PSA women’s leadership workshops.
A big thanks to everyone who stood as a candidate for the Women's Network Committee Regional Representative positions, and to those who voted.
Congratulations to the successful candidates who have been elected:
Auckland/Northland - Michelle Troup and Jennifer Laulala
Central North Island - Tina Corrigan
Lower North Island - Nia Bartley
Christchurch - Jessi Abrams
Rest of South Island - Ingrid Dugand
We encourage anyone interested in the network to make the most of local leadership opportunities coming up as regional hubs get underway with events, activities and gatherings.
Margaret Takoko and Jo Taylor are the PSA Women's Network organisers.
Margaret is based in Gisborne and can be contacted at email@example.com
Jo is based in Auckland and be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret attends regular meetings held by the Council of Trade Unions Women's Committee throughout the year.
A new committee was elected for the 2020-22 term. There were a large number of candidates for the committee and the women listed below were successfully elected:
|Judy Robb||Sector Rep|
|Carla Batista||Sector Rep|
|Nia Bartley||Regional Rep|
|Michelle Callinan-Troup||Regional Rep|
|Tessa Clement||Regional Rep|
|Erin O'Connell||Regional Rep|
|Kahu Lousiale-Tahaafe||Regional Rep|
|Carolyn Mihaere||Regional Rep|
|Maree Nilsen||Regional Rep|
|Reremoana Sinclair||Rununga Rep|
|Nancy McShane||Co Convenor|
|Jennifer Laulala||Co Convenor|
|Alison Arron||Organising Administrator|
|Sue O'Shea||Policy Advisor|
|Bronwynn Maxwell||Assistant Secretary|
|Janet Quigley||PSA President|
New Horizons Trust - Offers awards to women for second-chance education and training.
History of Equal Pay - A collection of PSA and personal papers collated and inventoried in 1990 by consultant archivist, Diana Morrow.
Flexible Work - Employment NZ
CTU Women’s Council - Council of Trade Unions
Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Act 2018 Fact Sheet (PDF Download) - Council of Trade Unions
Why We Have This Family Violence Policy - Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Work and Parenting
Parental Leave - Employment NZ
Flexible Work - Employment NZ
Infant feeding at work - Employment NZ
Pregnancy and your job - Ministry of Health
Sexual harassment - The Human Rights Commission