IDEA strike ballot meetings

IDEA support workers and admin staff are invited to attend important union meetings this month.

The meetings will receive a report back on the bargaining to date and will be voting on possible strike action.

These are paid meetings for staff rostered to work at this time so please let your manager know in advance so they can arrange cover.

IDEA will release staff to attend but please give notice to your manager that you are attending so cover can be arranged.



Kaitaia Wednesday 20th either 9am or 10am & Thursday 21.Vocational on site at 4.30pm

Whangarei The Barge (474 Maunu Rd) at either 9.30am or 12 noon or 1.45pm, Friday the 22nd Feb


Orewa 7th Feb 10am and 1pm 58 Kathhopper

North Shore 8th Feb 10am and 1pm NorthShore Office

11th Feb 1pm Kingswood

12th Feb 10am Hauitit Dr Warkworth, 1pm Worthington

13th Feb 10am and 1pm Dawson Rd

14th Feb 10am Ray Small Dr, 1pm Pukekohe office

19th Feb 10am and 1pm West Central/Ridsas New Lynn office


20th Feb

Trade Union Centre 34 Harwood St Hamilton

9.30am – 10.30am/11am – 12noon/1pm – 2pm

3.30pm – 4.30pm (No parking available on site)

21th Feb

Western Community Centre 46 Hyde Ave Hamilton

9.30am – 10.30am/11am – 12noon/1pm – 2pm

3pm – 4pm


27th February Vocational Services 176 Tarr Rd Cambridge

3.30pm – 4.30pm


8:30am, Wednesday 27th February. Morrinsville Community House, 43 Canada St, Morrinsville.

10:30am, Wednesday 27 February. Day Base, 51 Station road, Matamata


11.00 AM, Tuesday  26th February. Total Insite, 4 Hall St, Pearoa.

1.00 PM, Tuesday 26th February. Diversity Learning Centre, 205 Willoughby St, Thames.

Raglan 28th February Residential 10.30am – 11.30am

Huntly 28th February Vocational Services The Hub, 3pm – 4pm


 Friday 15th Idea Services Office Boardroom

9.30am – 10.30am
10.30am – 11.30am
11.30am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 2.30pm
2.30pm – 3.30pm
3.30pm – 4.30pm
4.30pm – 5.30pm


14th Feb 10:00am – 11:00am & 3:30pm – 4:30pm Venue: McDonalds Fenton St, opp PaknSave Rotorua

Otorohonga and Te Kuiti

February 20th 10am.  Otorohanga day base 

East Cape

Monday 4th February 2.00pm Wairoa Community Centre

Tuesday 5th February 10am, 2.00pm Idea training room


22nd February 10 am and 12 noon in the Art Room.
135 Tarahepa Road


New Plymouth 21st Feb
Labour Party rooms, 158 Tukapa Street, 10am
Blind Foundation, 131 Vivian Street, 4pm 

Hawera 13th Feb @ The hub (Southern Room), 10am + 4pm

Stratford  13th Feb @ the community house, 1pm


12th February, 9.30am, 11.00am , 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00 pm    Training room Alma Gardens


Palmerston North  13th February  9.30am 1.30pm 4.00pm,   E tū union office 234 Broadway

Marton 14th February 10.00 am Marton Day Base

Feilding 14th Feb 1.00 pm  Sth St Day Base

Dannevirke  15th Feb  10.00 am Dannevirke Day Base

Hawkes Bay

Napier 20th February   4.00 pm   Bower St Day Base

Hastings 21st Feb  4.00pm    Training room Lyndon Rd

Hastings  22nd Feb   9.30am, 1.30pm  Training room Lyndon Rd


Thursday 21st February, both in the interview room at Bentley street, 10.30 and 4pm.


9 February Cossie club 11.00.


City 12th February E tū office 7 McGregor st.. 9.30, 11.00 or 1230

Kapiti 14th February Idea office Ihakara St 10.0 , 11.30

RIDSAS and IDEA Mana 14th February Prosser Street Porirua  1.30 and 3.30

Hutt 15th February Port Road Seaview 9.30; 11.00 and 12.30

Greymouth18 Feb 1.30pm 131 Tainui Street, Greymouth

Hokitika 18 Feb 9.30am  Grey Power Hall, Cnr of Revell Street and Stafford Street, Hokitika

Westport  19 Feb 9.30am Tai Poutini Polytech, Palmerston Street, Westport


Meetings on Wednesday 13 February at the Wesley Centre in Henry Street from 8.30am – 5.00pm – back to back meetings: 8.30 –  9.30, 9.30 – 10.30 and so on to 5.30pm

Nelson Meetings will be held on Wednesday 20 February at the E tū office 23 Selwyn Place West from 8.30am – 5.30pm

Motueka meetings will be held in Motueka at venue TBA on Thursday 21 February from 9.00a.m – mid-day – I have 16 members based over there so thought maybe a could have a shorter meeting time.


Monday 11th Ashburton 1.00pm Day base 21 Archibald St, Tinwald, Ashburton

Tuesday 12th Timaru 9.30am & 4.15pm  Union hall 56 Bank St Timaru

Wednesday 13th Chch 9.30am Papanui RSA 1 Harewood Rd and 4.30pm E tū Office 298 Cashel St

Thursday 14th Rangiora 12.00 noon Day base 5 George St Rangiora.

Friday 15th Kaikoura 11.30am New Life church  203 Beach St Kaikoura


Tuesday 12th February 11am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm at the labour Rooms 68 MacAndrew Road, South Dunedin


Wednesday 13th February 11am and 3pm at 8A Pearson Lane, (in flat at back) Balclutha


Thursday 14th February 2pm at Idea Office, Oamaru


 13 February Club Southland Leet street meetings on the hour between 9am and 6pm


14 February Hokonui house corner of Maine and Crombie street meetings times 2pm and 3pm.