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”

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’”