MERAS Workplace Reps Conference 11 November 2020
We opened our Conference with a mihi whakatau and a message sent to us by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after which we honoured those who came before us to ensure midwifery is recognised as an autonomous profession. Karen Guilliland gave a presentation, which was followed by a line-up of founding MERAS members. As they passed the microphone along the line, many of them acknowledged Bernard McIlhone’s contribution to starting our union. A highlight of the morning was Helen Clark’s presentation, followed by a queue of reps wanting selfies.
Workplace Reps Resources
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- Boxall P and Haynes P (1997) Strategy and Trade Union Effectiveness in a Neo-liberal environment British Journal of Industrial Relations
- Peetz D, Murray G et al (2015). The meaning and making of union delegate networks. Labour Relations Review.
- Peetz D and Pocock B (2009). An analysis of workplace representatives union power and democracy in Australia. British Journal of Industrial Relations.