United Nations Public Service Day | Take Time to Celebrate Your Essential Work!

21 June 2019

In 2002, the United Nations declared June 23 as Public Service Day to recognise that efficient, accountable, effective and transparent public administration has a key role to play in the implementation of internationality agreed goals, including the Millennium Declaration. It also stressed the need to strengthen public sector administration and managerial capacity building.

The PSA is celebrating this day to highlight that our members are essential. This is important to do following the attack on our members’ work in the last two state budgets.

We also acknowledge that this Friday, 21 June 2019, will be the last day of work for a number of hard working members due to them taking TVSPs as a result of the 2018-19 state budget. Many of you have been serving the public of SA for many, many years. We thank you for your amazing contribution and commitment to serving the public of South Australia and wish you well for the future.

We encourage members to take the time on Monday 24 June 2019 to celebrate the essential role you undertake for the community. You can do this by organising an activity in your office or worksite, or attending a PSA barbecue during your lunch break.

We continue to be committed to defending and promoting the public sector by campaigning against cuts and privatisation.

In unity,

Nev Kitchin and Natasha Brown


UN Public Service Day Celebrations

Celebrate in your workplace
We encourage members to organise an event in your workplace to acknowledge the day. e.g. email message, morning or afternoon tea etc.

PSA Barbecues - Come and Grab an I’m Essential sausage! (or veggie patty)
There will be free barbecues in Victoria Square and Hindmarsh Square

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Monday 24 June 2019.


Come along, bring a colleague. Everyone welcome!