Our Biennial Membership Meetings in August were a hit! This is the first time E tū has held meetings for all members up and down the country – with over 200 meetings nationwide.
Members gathered to discuss our victories in E tū campaigns, our strategic goals and next steps. We were proud to report on the growth of our union membership since launching, breaking the trend of declining union membership in New Zealand and around the world.
A big focus of the meetings was our commitment to change the Government at this election. Union members voted to endorse E tū’s plan to help elect a Labour-Greens Government by getting members involved in the election campaign.
Home support worker, Tracie Hoeg, attended a meeting in New Plymouth and said she really enjoyed it.
“I found the presentation very clear, straightforward and informative – the whole thing was very good and I’m pleased I came,” Tracie said.
“It’s good to know about the political and election stuff. Until this meeting, I didn’t realise we’re supporting parties that are for the collective good like Labour and the Greens. I hope other members go to these meetings every time.”