For delegates

What’s being a delegate all about?

A delegate is a union member who is elected to represent and assist the E tū members in their workplace.

Key parts of their role include:

  • Representing E tū members at work
  • Recruiting new members, activists, and leaders
  • Engaging with members
  • Bargaining for collective agreements
  • Keeping up to date with what’s going on at E tū

Skills for delegates

There are plenty of training opportunities for delegates to grow their skills.

Our delegate training courses cover things like:

  • Understanding your collective
  • Organising in your workplace
  • Leading for change

We also other types of training on:

  • E tū’s big campaigns, like Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) and Just Transition
  • Writing a CV and cover letter

New delegate welcome meeting

Every few months, we run introductory meetings for new delegates.

The aim of the meeting is so you can meet fellow delegates and learn about E tū before you do your official training.

WHEN: Tuesday 13 December
TIME:
12pm-1pm
REGISTER:
https://bit.ly/3F25xjh

The delegate’s term

Once elected, a delegate can stay in the role for as long as they like!

But as per E tū rules, each delegate ‘term’ lasts for two years.

So the initial commitment is for two years.

How do I become a delegate?

There are several steps to becoming a delegate.

First steps

  • Talk to your organiser / other delegates about the role
  • Put your name forward for the role (or have a workmate put your name forward with your agreement)

Delegate election

Then, you need to be elected as a delegate. For your workplace election, you’ll need:

  • ONE person to nominate you
  • ONE person to second that nomination
  • This cannot be the same person!

When you’re elected, you’ll need to fill in the delegate election form below.

If you need help with any part of this process, please contact your organiser, or email support@etu.nz

Delegate election forms

You can fill in a form on our website, or you can fill in a PDF form to print or email.

Need help filling it in? CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

Tools for delegates

We have many online tools for you to use – view your collective, see E tū member benefits, and more!

My E tū

My E tū is a member-only section of the E tū website.

You’ll need your membership number to access it.

Delegate Portal

The Delegate Portal is a delegate-only section.

You can access it through My E tū or separately.

You’ll need your membership number to access it.

My E tū app

  • You can download My E tū for your phone too.
  • CLICK HERE to download.

Got questions?

Do you still have questions? We’re here to help.

Contact your organiser or reach out to us at 0800 186 466 or support@etu.nz