A message from the new PSA Youth convenor

I am honoured to be the new PSA Youth national convenor. Many thanks to Asher for his great work as convenor and to you for your vote of confidence.

Joseph+MurrayCommiserations to the runners up – I was impressed by the quality and calibre of the candidates – I think it really highlights the great talent pool and diversity we have in the PSA Youth network.

I went for PSA Youth national convenor because I am keen to see strong youth connectivity across the public sector, a greater voice for young people in public service decisions and ensure we get the most out of being part of our union.  I will come back to you on my priorities once I have met with the other PSA Youth convenors, the lovely folk at the PSA and heard how the regional conferences went.  

Some of you will be aware that the PSA Youth regional conferences have begun – the first was in Auckland last week.  I am really excited to hear the key ideas that come out of these conferences.  I encourage everyone going to really make the most of the opportunity to network with your fellow regional members.   

Two things I would really like to see coming out of the conferences are:

A plan of action for each region that includes commitments by each attendee about what they will do to make it work

Regular regional PSA Youth network meetings to drive the action plan and ensure good coordination.

Thanks again everyone.  Look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and working together successfully over the next two years.

Hei konā rā Joe