Decent Work Summit programme

9:00 am: Opening

  • Karakia – Te Rūnanga o E tū
  • Welcome – MCs and Bill Newson, E ū National Secretary
  • Launching the Decent Work Charter – Muriel Tunoho, E tū Co-President

9:20 am: Keynote address, The Future of Work – Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson

9:40 am: Panel 1 – the Big Picture of Decent Work

  • Decent Work as a human right – Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo, EEO Commissioner
  • Transformation through public procurement – Tania Pouwhare, The Southern Initiative, Auckland Council
  • Frontline perspective – Edwin Ikani, E tū National Executive

10.10 am: Break

10:20 am: Keynote address, Decent Work and the Law – Minister of Workplace Relations Hon Michael Wood

10:40 am: Panel 2 – Opportunities (Part 1)

  • Regulating industry standards through Fair Pay Agreements – Richard Wagstaff, NZCTU President
  • A vision for new employment institutions – Peter Cranney, employment lawyer
  • A model of social insurance – Craig Renney, NZCTU Economist

11:15 am: Break

11:35 am: Keynote address, the Just Transition – Minster of Energy and Resources Hon Megan Woods

12:00 pm: Panel 3 – Opportunities (Part 2)

  • Collaboration for a Just Transition in Southland – Terry Nicholas, Ivan Hodgetts, Murihiku Regeneration
  • Regulating workplace democracy – Irina Freilekhman, E tū researcher
  • Decent work through a Living Wage floor: a policy report in health – Heather Came, Julie Douglas, AUT

12:25 pm: Performing the Precariat – A documentary theatre presentation on work and low income

12:40 pm: Summary and next steps

12:45 pm:
Summit closes