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Council of Trade Unions Biennial Conference

Published: Fri 3 Oct 2003 09:47 AM
02 October 2003
Media diary note
Council of Trade Unions Biennial Conference
22, 23 & 24 October
The NZCTU Biennial Conference will take place at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, October 22 to 24, 2003.
The conference theme is A Strong Voice for Working People. The CTU’s 34 affiliated unions, representing around 300,000 workers, will attend.
Most of the sessions are open to the media and you are welcome to send a representative. Key media events are:
October 22
9.30am: Labour Minister, Margaret Wilson. “The common purpose: the Employment Relations Act and the Health & Safety in Employment Act.”
10.00am: CTU president, Ross Wilson. “The ‘Unions Talking Health and Safety’ campaign.”
1.30pm: Cathy Walker, national health & safety director of the Canadian Auto Workers Union.
2.00pm: Presentations on health and safety issues: stress and fatigue, work/life balance, alcohol and other drugs, and hidden hazards: occupational disease.
October 23
11.30am: Prime Minister Helen Clark
October 24
1.00pm: Guy Ryder, general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. “Globalisation: The challenges for unions in a changing world.”
ENDS
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Te Kauae Kaimahi
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi brings together over 350,000 New Zealand union members in 40 affiliated unions. We are the united voice for working people and their families in New Zealand.
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Physical Address:
Level 3, 79 Boulcott Street, Wellington.
Media Contact:
communications@nzctu.org.nz
Postal Address:
PO Box 6645, Marion Square, Wellington 6141.

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