Trade unionists & environmentalism – Notes from a talk to the Green Party Rongotai Branch

Tēnā koe te Kaiwhakahaere ko Tom. E te whānau kākāriki, tēnā tātou. Ko Grant Brookes tōku ingoa. He mema o te uniana ahau.  Greetings everyone. Thanks to Rongotai Branch Co-Convenor Tom, for inviting me to speak. My name is Grant Brookes. I’m a trade unionist. As mentioned in Tom’s introduction, I am also the NationalContinue reading “Trade unionists & environmentalism – Notes from a talk to the Green Party Rongotai Branch”

Moving on from NZNO and the past

A year ago this month, I reluctantly stepped away from the role of NZNO president. After persevering for years, I could no longer work with a Board dominated by individuals who were taking the organisation down the wrong path.  Nothing can change the fact that from 2015-2020, I held the office for the longest continuousContinue reading “Moving on from NZNO and the past”

PSA Eco Network: Your chance to input on PSA Strategic Goals and climate submission – plus convenor vacancies

23 February 2021  Kia ora, In this newsletter: Have your say on NZ’s climate change response Climate change and the PSA Strategic Goals Eco convenor vacancies  Your views wanted on NZ’s climate change response Grant Brookes – Wellington Eco Network Convenor  This month has seen the release of the first report by He Pou aContinue reading “PSA Eco Network: Your chance to input on PSA Strategic Goals and climate submission – plus convenor vacancies”

Newtown Union Health Service – Chairperson’s report to the 2020 AGM

Newtown Union Health Service is a not-for-profit community service providing healthcare for community service card holders, low income earners, union members and their families. NUHS is community owned and has provided affordable, accessible, appropriate, quality, not-for-profit and community based primary health care in Wellington since May 1987. Established with the support of local trade unions,Continue reading “Newtown Union Health Service – Chairperson’s report to the 2020 AGM”

‘Time for NZNO to be honest’ – Message from 2020 NZNO Award Winner

Last week, Ann Simmons received a National Award for Service to NZNO at the 2020 NZNO AGM. She had prepared a short acceptance speech, but was not given the opportunity to deliver it. In recognition of a career spanning more than 50 years, I am very honoured to be able to publish Ann’s speech notes, below. Continue reading “‘Time for NZNO to be honest’ – Message from 2020 NZNO Award Winner”