Celebrating the little wins for environmental sustainability in our hospitals

Here is a photo taken at lunch time last week in the kitchen of our inpatient mental health unit. On the right hand side is a single-use Styrofoam food container. Since 2012, our inpatient unit has been receiving 30-40 of these each day, seven days a week, for patient lunches – an estimated 100,000-130,000 packages,Continue reading “Celebrating the little wins for environmental sustainability in our hospitals”

PSA Eco Network: IPCC report, CA clauses, and new Wellington Convenor

30 September 2021 The PSA Eco Network committee hope you’re doing well in these strange, uncertain times. Please read on for an update on the latest IPCC report and what it means for our work, negotiating collective agreement clauses on climate change, and an introduction to our new Wellington Convenor, Peter Upson. IPCC Report strengthensContinue reading “PSA Eco Network: IPCC report, CA clauses, and new Wellington Convenor”

FAQs – Why I’m voting ‘No’ on the DHB offer to PSA Nurses

After more than ten months of MECA bargaining, PSA nurses have finally received a formal offer from the DHBs. Below I share what sits behind my decision to vote “No”. If I was to offer my decision in a sentence, it would look a little like this: “To me, the offer does not adequately advanceContinue reading “FAQs – Why I’m voting ‘No’ on the DHB offer to PSA Nurses”

NZNO Board Election – Why I’m backing Anne and Nano

Voting got under on 4 August in the NZNO Board Election. There are six candidates, standing for the two positions of NZNO President and Vice-President. What should guide our vote? I think there are seven key considerations. You can click on each one below, to find out more: ‘Our union needs to change’  Back ourselvesContinue reading “NZNO Board Election – Why I’m backing Anne and Nano”

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

The 2021 DHB MECA campaign is demonstrating what a great union NZNO can be. The campaign is engaging, united, member driven, transparent and strong.  Now we need an NZNO Board that mirrors the union at its best. It isn’t what we have at the moment, and this means members are missing out.  In 2016, delegatesContinue reading “‘Electing a Board to achieve NZNO’s potential’ – Letter to Kai Tiaki”