- Women’s Council is a constitutional structure of the NZCTU
- It meets 4 times a year with representation open to all CTU affiliates and representation from Te Rūnanga, Komiti Pasefika and StandUp
- Organises the Biennial CTU Women’s Conference
- Reports to the CTU National Affiliates Council quarterly
- Has workplan decided from CTU Women’s Conference
- Makes representation and submissions on working women’s issues e.g. CEDAW, Domestic Violence legislation
- Sustains relationships with key women’s groups’ e.g. National Council of Women and maintains relationships with key politicians.
Our Workplan and Priorities
- Leading policy work on working women’s issues
- Supporting union campaigns affecting working women
- Working together with key allies and support organisations
- Strengthening Union Women through the CTU Biennial Women’s Conference
- Supporting (as able) specific projects.
As part of a suffrage 125 Project the CTU Women’s Council was asked to contribute an essay on the history of the NZCTU Women’s Council for a NZ History of Women’s Organisations’ web site. You can read that essay here.
Women’s Council Convenors
The current convenors of the CTU Women’s Council are: