About The Women's Unit - Public Service Association

About The Women’s Unit


The aim of the Women’s Unit is to progress the interests of the Association’s female members and to consider any question which affects them.

The Women’s Unit undertakes research on gender and equity issue. For example, it has worked on the union’s workforce profile and most recently the Premier’s flexible work commitments. It develops policy on women’s industrial matters in conjunction with Women’s Council Committee; and promotes women’s issues in the workplace as well as the broader community through submissions and working collaboratively with other unions and organisations.

The unit also advises other industrial staff on issues such as discrimination and harassment and represents the interests of women members of the PSA within the broader movement. The Unit collaborates with delegates and identifies trends relating to women’s issues.

Areas of particular interest

  • Discrimination
  • Wage gap
  • Flexible work practices


Raise the profile of women related issues within the PSA’s membership from the 60% female PSA membership in metro and regional NSW.

Women’s Council

Women’s Council Committee is an advisory body to Central Council on issues affecting women members of the Association.

Council is made up of elected members along with female members of the Executive and Central Council.

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Women’s Conference

Women’s Conference is held every year in September. Further details will be posted on this site and sent to members.

Women’s Council Committee elections

Women’s Council Committee is an advisory body to Central Council on issues affecting women members of the Association.

PSA fact sheets

Your union produces a range of fact sheets on issues such as Carers’ Leave, Family and Community Services Leave, Purchased Leave, Lactation Breaks, Parental Leave and Domestic Violence.

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Paid Parental Leave

ACTU Analysis of Fairer PPL Amendment Bill 2015
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ACTU Circular re Save Paid Parental Leave July 2015
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ACTU Paid Parental Leave Fact Sheet
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We Won’t Wait

Read more about this campaign HERE



Member Benefits

Our valued member benefits support program.

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