Our Biennial Membership Meetings in September and October were a great opportunity for all E tū members to talk about our union, prepare for the future, and participate in our union’s democracy. Site meetings were held at larger workplaces, and there were general meetings across the country that brought together workers from different employers and industries.
Wheeti Haenga, who is the Convenor of the E tū Women’s Committee and a delegate at Carter Holt Harvey in Tokoroa, enjoyed representing the National Executive when meeting fellow members at the general meetings.
“People really seemed to appreciate learning that while I’m on the National Executive, I’m also a regular member and worker,” Wheeti says.
“Some of them didn’t realise that we are workers, just like they are. It’s one of the great things about E tū that we are a member-led union. I felt appreciated, and they did, too.”
The next big event in the E tū democracy calendar is the Biennial Conference, being held in July next year in Auckland.
At the Biennial Membership Meetings, members elected new representatives for the National Executive.
Don, Nia, and Vivien will now join the other members of the National Executive in overseeing the direction of our union. A big thanks to all the candidates and members who participated in the elections.
Central Region Representative
South Island Vice President
Northern Region Representative