A preview of the unionists of tomorrow.
Two young unionists joined the PSA/ CPSU NSW staff for three weeks for a Union Winter internship to see how the organisation is run.
Lachlan Good and Izzy Maish, both 25, each spent time in all sections of PSA House and visited PSA/CPSU NSW worksites, including a prison.
Ms Maish said unions are “an essential face for workers, especially at a time when wages are in free fall”.
Mr Good added, “Our generation is good at identifying problems in our society, but sometimes we aren’t as prepared to action solutions.
“Most of us have a generous view of unions, but what some young people haven’t been taught is how effective they are at improving our working lives and our world.
“Everything good about public life in Australia can be traced back to the gains of unions, but that history isn’t as well known as it needs to be.”
Since their internships, both have secured work with the PSA/CPSU NSW and have commenced their careers in the industrial relations world. The duo have started working in our Member Support Centre.