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Thu 26 Sep 13
Unite will be holding its national conference and AGM in Auckland on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of November at Mecure Auckland Hotel, 8 Customs Street, Auckland (please note the change of venue from the initial notice). Delegates will be attending from all over the country to participate in training workshops, discussions about the future of unionism and Unite, and to elect Unite's National Executive, the leading body of the union.
The conference is a great opportunity for leading members from different sectors and regions to meet up, learn from each other's experiences, and take the movement forward. Any member can attend as an observer but voting representatives need to be either elected as AGM reps or already elected as union reps on their worksites.
Mon 1 Oct 12
Unite’s Conference and AGM will be held on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November at the Saint Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.
The Unite Executive has approved delegate representation as follows:
- Worksites with more than 20 Unite members are automatically entitled to have a delegate attend the conference.
- Sites with 40 or more members are entitled to a second delegate, and a further delegate for every additional 50 members on the site
- Members from smaller sites who wish to attend should contact their organiser or the Unite office about nominating for one the positions available for smaller sites.
Sat 10 Dec 11
Over 150 union delegates gathered in Auckland for the national conference of Unite. The conference brought union members from around the country together for two days of workshops, panel discussions, presentations and the union’s AGM.
The atmosphere was enthusiastic as members crowded into rooms for what was the biggest Unite conference and many said the best.
Sat 22 Oct 11
Election day is November 26th
You will have three votes:
1. The party you want to support (see election article)
2. The local candidate you want to support
3. A vote on whether to retain MMP (see Defend MMP)
Sat 22 Oct 11
As well as voting in this year’s election the public will also be asked in a referendum whether they want to change the electoral system. Together we have to ensure that our friends, whanau, and workmates reject the anti-worker agenda and retain the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system.
MMP is a fairer system, but how? Up until 1993 New Zealand had a First-Past-the-Post (FPP) system.
Three main problems with this system are:
Fri 21 Oct 11
The Occupy Wall Street protest has inspired action for more than 1,000 of similar events in the US and around the World. Many occupations are began on Saturday October 15.
In Aotearoa New Zealand protests and occupations took place not just in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, but even in New Plymouth and Invercargill!
Fri 21 Oct 11
This charter is endorsed by Unite and contains the recognition rights we expect employers to observe. The best way to guarantee the rights below is to have them written in to your collective agreement.
Thu 20 Oct 11
Delegates to the 2010 Unite Conference
Thu 24 Mar 11
1st April UPDATE:
Voting has now closed. The Executive proposal was endorsed by 70.8% of those who cast a vote. The proposed fee changes will be implemented during April.
Thu 24 Mar 11
We’d like your support to increase membership fees for the union by between nothing and 50 cents a week for most for SEA-Unite members at SkyCity.
At the moment SEA-Unite members pay 1% of their weekly income with a minimum of $2 and maximum of $5.
We have avoided raising fees for nearly three years but we can no longer put it off. We know you struggle to pay your bills like all of us. However we really need your support to keep doing the job that we have to do for our members.
Last years AGM in November discussed fee increases and asked the new Executive to come up with a fee increase recommendation that would balance our books and then put it to a vote of all members.
Here are the three challenges we’ve had that made us come to you: