About Us - Public Service Association

About

The Public Service Association of NSW (PSA) is a major public sector union which for more than a century has proudly fought to secure and advance the pay and conditions of public servants in diverse roles across NSW government departments, agencies and schools.

The PSA assists and acts on behalf of fee paying members state-wide in all aspects of their working lives, providing support, expert advice and collective as well as individual representation with any difficulty that may be encountered in the workplace.

In doing so, the union and its membership have shaped the industrial landscape in this state.

No Government of any political persuasion offers to boost workers’ pay packets or conditions, but tens of thousands of PSA members working collectively can achieve significant outcomes.

In addition to the PSA increasing pay and extending conditions, members also receive assistance with a range of other workplace issues including the protection of flexible working hours, bullying, worker’s compensation, disciplinary matters, women’s rights, work practices, and work health and safety.


PSA members are also members of the Community and Public Sector Union. Find out more about the Community and Public Sector Union here.

Central Council

Central Council is the PSA’s chief governing body.

It consists of the six-person Executive plus 39 delegates. It will hold two meetings per quarter this year.

You can view a list of the current Central Councillors HERE.

Executive

6 members – General Secretary, President, Assistant General Secretary, Senior Vice President and two Vice Presidents – meets monthly.

Deals with policy, industrial and administrative matters and reports to Central Council.

Annual Conference

The union’s largest forum with up to 200 people, including the Executive, Central Council and delegates elected each year from workplace groups across the state.

Annual Conference is an advisory body to Central Council and is held in late May each year.

Women’s Council

Twenty-four members and all women Central Councillors.

Aboriginal Council

Represents the interests of Aboriginal members.

Member Benefits

Our valued member benefits support program.

Union Membership - Unity Strength Respect

As a union member, you are part of Australia’s biggest social movement. Your union’s strength lies in its size; the more voices we have, the greater our power to bargain for better pay, conditions and benefits. Join your union today.

  • Collective strength; being a union member gives you a stronger voice when dealing with your employer
  • Standing up for your job: the PSA campaigns for a better-funded, strong public service
  • Journey insurance; get protection to and from work
  • Member benefits: get great discounts on a wide range of products and services
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