Social Workers union training - Wgtn & Chch

The PSA Social Work Action Network Invites you to two days of union education for Wellington & Christchurch social work members.

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27 and 28 April, Level 1 PSA House, 11 Aurora Terrace.


10 and 11 May, 521 Blenheim Rd, Sockburn.

SWAN invites you to two days of union education for PSA social work members who wish to further their involvement and become activists within the Social Workers Action Network and the PSA.

We will begin by building on member’s social work knowledge and looking at how the social work values of upholding justice and human rights correlate with the work that trade unions do in advocating for social and economic justice for their members and across society.

By the end of the course participants will have gained an understanding of workplace issues affecting social workers across different fields of practice, organising unionism and techniques for building  participation and networking, the role of campaigns and advocacy and be ready to take an active role within the SWAN network and/or the wider PSA/union movement.

The workshops will be run by SWAN's Amy Ross and Debbie Taylor who are union organisers with the PSA and also registered social workers.

The course will attract Employment Relations Education Leave as organising in our Industries Course No: 526 – NZCTU and affiliated unions.

We have some capacity to support travel to this education for those who live out of the area. Please contact for more information.