Report back from NZCTU Women's Conference

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Report back from NZCTU Women's Conference

  1. 1. NZCTU Biennial Women’s Conference
  2. 3. Rose Ryan <ul><li>Director, Heathrose Research </li></ul><ul><li>Life for working women in NZ </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing how many statistics from 50s still the same </li></ul><ul><li>“ The more things change the more they stay the same” </li></ul>
  3. 4. Louise Tarrant <ul><li>General Secretary LHMU (Liquor Hospitality and Misc Union) </li></ul><ul><li>“ One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” (Helen Keller) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Laila Harré <ul><li>National Secretary NDU (National Distribution Union) </li></ul><ul><li>Translating passion into action </li></ul>
  5. 6. Helen Kelly <ul><li>President of NZCTU </li></ul><ul><li>Succession planning </li></ul><ul><li>Union for 21st Century </li></ul>
  6. 7. Cross Union Discussion <ul><li>It doesn’t matter where we come from - we have a common purpose and together we are stronger! </li></ul>
  7. 8. Friday panel discussion <ul><li>Cultural issues that Maori and Pasifika women face that are totally unknown to Pakeha/European women. </li></ul>
  8. 11. PPTA & NZEI <ul><li>Hand in hand </li></ul><ul><li>PPTA woman -> NZEI Support Staff T-shirts </li></ul><ul><li>This is a campaign that matters to us both. </li></ul>
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  10. 13. A woman’s life is hard, even with a union card She’s got to stand on her own two feet, not to be a servant of the male elite It’s time to make a stand, keep working hand in hand For there’s a job that’s got to be done, and a fight that’s got to be won. Woody Guthrie:Union Maid
  11. 15. Union Aid
  12. 16. You can help vulnerable workers in developing countries in our region get a fairer deal. UnionAID is the only New Zealand overseas aid agency that places workers' rights at the centre of its work.
  13. 19. NZEI’s Position National Exec. Report 2009
  14. 21. Recommend that WDC supports UnionAid in 2009 with a cash donation and considers ongoing support.

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