Happy International Working Women's Day

This Sunday, March 8, is International Working Women's Day, a day to celebrate all that we have achieved and to recommit ourselves to working towards women's rights everywhere.

womens networkGet involved

The PSA Women's Network is a great way to help strengthen your voice alongside the other women involved in our union. You can find out more and join on the PSA website If You haven't logged in before, you'll need your membership number - it's the number in the subject line of this email.

Our Worth 100% campaign for pay equity is another way to get involved. Click here to find out more , or to become a PSA Pay Equity Advocate.

Closing the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap in the public sector stands at 14% and isn't shrinking. Both the Women's Network and our PSA Pay Equity Advocates are helping to advance our strategic goal to close the gender pay within our coverage by 2020.

Become a delegate

During the 2014 PSA Congress, delegates from across the country voted in favour of the following Women’s Network proposal:

In accordance with the principle of gender equity all governance bodies, as outlined in rule 20, and official delegations of the PSA will have women members consistent with the gender demographics of the membership they represent.

Over the coming months, most workplaces will hold annual members meetings where new delegates will be elected - please consider standing to be a delegate in your workplace, and to supporting your women colleagues to stand.

Auckland meeting - update on the Beijing Declaration

The Beijing Declaration is an agenda for women's rights produced at the UN's Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.

Pacific Women’s Watch will be reporting on recent progress on the work set out in the declaration. All welcome.

Where: Auckland PSA Office - 155 New North Road, Eden Terrace
When: 6.30pm, 1 April 2015.

International unions say "Count us in!"

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global umbrella body national union federations, including our own NZ Council of Trade Unions.

This year, the ITUC is calling for an economic agenda that will tackle structural barriers to women’s effective labour force participation, including through adequate investment in care provision, creating decent care jobs for women and men, family-friendly workplaces and workplaces free from violence.

Read more about the ITUC's call on their website