‘Electing a Board to achieve NZNO’s potential’ – Letter to Kai Tiaki

Below is a letter submitted for publication in the August issue of Kai Tiaki. I have taken the unusual step of posting it here on my blog, before the magazine comes out. This is because in May this year, the Acting Chief Executive of NZNO over-ruled the Kai Tiaki editors and their policy of upholdingContinue reading “‘Electing a Board to achieve NZNO’s potential’ – Letter to Kai Tiaki”

Our future health system – My feedback to the PSA on the Health & Disability Reform

When the Government announced its response to the Health and Disability System Review in April 2021, the PSA invited members to provide feedback to a Working Group made up of delegates from the DHB and Community Public Services sectors. An email address has been set up exclusively to gather these member responses. To further guideContinue reading “Our future health system – My feedback to the PSA on the Health & Disability Reform”

Reflections on the LHP Symposium: ‘From Kinleith to the dole queue: workers’ struggles of the 1980s’

Reflections on the 2021 Labour History Project Symposium by Paul Maunder and Grant Brookes. Paul Maunder, LHP Bulletin Editor, reflects The seminar left me with the feeling of having experienced a contradiction at a deep level, but one which is not easy to articulate. Having started off on a high (the victory at Kinleith), theContinue reading “Reflections on the LHP Symposium: ‘From Kinleith to the dole queue: workers’ struggles of the 1980s’”

‘Questions for the NZNO Board and CEO’ – Unpublished letter to Kai Tiaki

As top public sector union leaders went in to bat for their members and for public services over the last fortnight, one group was conspicuously missing in action. With DHB nurses facing the prospect of a four year pay freeze and voting for historic strike action, where were the NZNO President, Kaiwhakahaere and Chief Executive?Continue reading “‘Questions for the NZNO Board and CEO’ – Unpublished letter to Kai Tiaki”

PSA Mental Health delegates support NZNO members

The letter of support for the NZNO members of the DHB Sector below was sent to their Industrial Advisor David Wait on 4 May 2021, for the attention of the members and their bargaining team. Tēnā koutou David me ngā mema o tō koutou uniana, We write to you as a group of PSA union delegates atContinue reading “PSA Mental Health delegates support NZNO members”