The PSA/CPSU NSW has lost one of its longest-serving staff members
Mel Green, who worked as an Executive Support Officer to the union’s Secretariat, passed away in October.
New Zealand-born Ms Green began her employment with the PSA/CPSU NSW in 1988. In her latter years, she continued to come to work during her treatment for cancer as she had great friends and support at the union.
“When I started as President, Mel was a wealth of information and helped me transition into the role,” said PSA/CPSU NSW President Nicole Jess. “Mel was always positive and helpful; no question I asked was wrong or bothered her. She helped me more than she will ever know.
“I will miss her and our offices at PSA House will not be the same without her.”
General Secretary Stewart Little praised Ms Green’s devotion to the union and to her job.
“Mel was always a helpful team member who made our jobs easier,” he said. “She continued to work as she loved doing the right thing by the members.
Assistant General Secretary Troy Wright said Ms Green helped transition the new executive to the role.
“We will miss her professional support and friendly manner,” he said.
Senior Communications Officer Jason Mountney said, “Mel took a huge interest in the production of Red Tape and, despite not being a member of the Communications team, always volunteered to help proof read the magazine.”
Away from work, Ms Green loved the sea and enjoyed swimming near her home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, as well as in her favourite Queensland and Asian travel destinations. She was also a keen reader. Ms Green is survived by her two daughters, Lara and Charly.