National committees.

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union’s two national committees – the Industrial and Professional Committee (IPC) and the National Women’s Committee (NWC) both met a fortnight ago.

The IPC brings together members from across the motu with a specific focus on negotiations, campaigns, and legal matters of the Union. When the IPC met in June, we began planning a timeline for review of the Union's National Industrial Strategy.

Our Strategy has, over many years, ensured we improve terms and conditions for all members of the Union through core conditions, processes for review of negotiations, and plans for the if and when we take industrial action.

The review of the National Industrial Strategy occurs every three years. We will be discussing the Strategy and the areas for review with Branch Presidents and a range of networks and branch committees.

Meanwhile, the National Women’s Committee looked at how, as unionists, we can share the mahi and ensure that we are caring for our own mana.

We had two guest speakers: Dame Farah Palmer, a professor at Massey University and former captain of the Black Ferns, shared her perspective on how we can ensure, in our mahi, that we don’t forget about our own mana. Jessica Munday, Secretary of Unions Tasmania, talked about the importance of delegates in growing the union movement.