Member Q&A: Tuvalu Fuimaono

Tuvalu Fuimaono, Case Manager/Youth Employment Advisor, Work and Income, Christchurch

Tuvalu FuimaonoTalofa lava, my name is Tuvalu Fuimaono. I am a Case Manager/ Youth Employment Advisor at the The Canterbury Youthshop, Work and Income Christchurch.

My role is to place young people between the age of 18-21 years old into sustainable employment or further training. I have been in the PSA since I started employment with Work and Income in 2008, however I have only recently become a PSA delegate. This has opened my eyes in understanding the service PSA provides to their members. As a young person it’s important to understand your rights in the workplace and how your rights are being affected through changes to legislation etc. The PSA to me is an organisation that provides support for people who do have a voice. I am still learning about the PSA and my role as PSA delegate.

What is important to me is summed up with the quote below:

Te aha te mea nui? He tangata He tangata He tangata

What is most important? It is people It is people It is people

I believe the work PSA does for our members is a reflection of the quote above which is why I am member of the PSA.