02 October 2003
Media diary note
Council of Trade Unions Biennial Conference
22, 23 & 24
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:
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.
11.30am: Prime Minister Helen Clark
1.00pm: Guy Ryder, general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. “Globalisation: The challenges for unions in a changing world.”