Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Labour wishes Darien Fenton the very best

Labour wishes Darien Fenton the very best

Darien Fenton has made a significant contribution to the Labour movement in her nine years at Parliament, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

The Labour list MP today announced she will not be seeking re-election at the September election.

“Darien Fenton has been a strong voice for workers in Parliament, reflecting her former leadership role as the vice president of Council of Trade Unions and head of the Service & Food Workers Union.

“This included taking a leading role in the development of Labour’s industrial relations policy, particularly in the areas of the Living Wage, and occupational health and safety.

“Darien has also been a strong opponent of the Government’s moves to weaken collective bargaining and has fought hard to retain protections for our most vulnerable workers.

“She has held duties in caucus as junior whip and played a lead role in Labour’s North organisational hub, assisting Labour’s electorate teams across Auckland’s North Shore.

“Darien will continue to make an important contribution to our caucus until the election and will add Transport Safety to her list of portfolios.

“I am confident Darien will have an ongoing part to play in the Labour movement and the broader industrial relations sector with her outstanding skills and experience.

“I wish her all the best for the future,” David Cunliffe says.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: "For the second time in a week, international assessments show we have a problem... We need to put more resources into schools in high poverty communities to ensure all kids get the support they need."

New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

 

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news