Maritime women and youth united

dsc_1727A one day conference for youth and women members is taking place on Monday 7 November in Wellington.

Union members from branches throughout New Zealand were joined by international reps from Australia, the USA, Canada, and the UK.

The day is followed by the four day National Conference of the Maritime Union of New Zealand starting on Tuesday 8 November.

Speakers include Maritime Union of Australia national womens officer Mich Elle Myers, RMT UK delegate Karlson Lingwood, UNITE organisers Tom Buckley and Nadia Abu Shanab, MUA education officer Mick Cross, former Green MP and political activist Sue Bradford, ILWU Canada VP Steve Nasby and ITF officer Finlay McIntosh.

Discussions have ranged from youth organising, unionism as feminist work, working class political culture, and building our representation among these sectors.

 

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