Daniel Freeman McGrath
I am currently the PSA Youth Network representative on the Public Service Sector Committee, and I am also a National Delegate for Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.
I grew up in Te Tai Tokerau, and I currently live and work in Whangarei, where I also completed my tertiary study.
I believe in the PSA and the significant part Unions have in contributing to healthy, positive and productive workplaces, by supporting workers to achieve their full potential. I believe in the amazing work that the Public Service and our members do every day for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Lastly, I believe that children and young people are our future, that they should be supported to have the best future possible one way to achieve this is by guiding and mentoring them, but also involving them in decisions and ensuring their voices are heard.
I have been on the Public Service Sector Committee as the Youth rep for about a year. I am passionate about ensuring that young people have a voice and are included in decisions that will impact on them now and in the future and I believe this role and similar roles are important ensuring that occurs.
I have been a PSA member since 2013 when I first joined the Public Service. I have been a delegate with the PSA since 2017 and National Delegate since this year. I have been involved with the PSA Youth network since 2014, and I was one of the National Co-Convenor’s on the Youth Network committee from 2017 till 2019.