Irena Brörens – TEU for life.

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union awarded honorary life membership to Te Pou Ahurei Takirua – Ahumahi | Assistant National Secretary – Industrial, Irena Brörens at conference last week.

The TEU Council conferred the award for “service to the TEU membership and the union movement as a whole” and did so “with great pleasure.”

Tumu Whakarae | National President Māori Huhana Watene says “Irena is respected by staff, members, and those in wider union movement as a skilled negotiator and passionate defender of workers’ rights. Throughout her time with TEU, Irena has been a mentor and manager to dozens of organisers and provided them with guidance and support.”

Irena says “this is an unexpected honour, but one I am very humbled and grateful to receive. TEU will always hold a special place in my heart and I am looking forward to observing this union continue to go from strength to strength from afar as a proud honorary life member, while I enjoy my retirement.”