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Council of Trade Unions Biennial Conference

02 October 2003
Media diary note
Council of Trade Unions Biennial Conference

22, 23 & 24 October
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:

October 22
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.

October 23
11.30am: Prime Minister Helen Clark

October 24
1.00pm: Guy Ryder, general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. “Globalisation: The challenges for unions in a changing world.”


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