Helen Kelly to become first CTU’s female president

Helen KellyOutgoing CTU President Ross Wilson announced last week that a new leadership of the Council of Trade Unions, including the first woman CTU President, will be formally elected for a four year term at the organisation’s biennial conference in October.

After nominations closed last week for the four CTU officer positions Helen Kelly was nominated as President, incumbents Carol Beaumont and Sharon Clair re-nominated in their roles of Secretary and Vice President Maori respectively, and PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff as Vice President. All were unopposed.

Presidential nominee, Helen Kelly, has a long history in the union movement, primarily in the education sector, with the Association of University Staff and the New Zealand Educational Institute. Currently she is the general secretary of AUS. Within NZEI she played a prominent role in the pay parity campaign for kindergarten and primary teachers.

“I am delighted that the union movement will have such a strong leadership team to carry our important work into the future on behalf of working New Zealanders,” Ross Wilson said.

“I am particularly proud of the emergence of three exceptional women in these key national leadership roles,” he said.


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