Murihiku Regeneration and E tū union collaboration
Murihiku Regeneration and E tū trade union have signed a formal collaboration agreement to further the objectives of recognising, protecting, and furthering the interests of the hapū in the Murihiku region.
The co-chairs and local representatives of E tū met with Murihiku Regeneration at Hokonui Rūnanga, Gore, on Thursday 14 October, 2021 for this significant occasion.
E tū is the largest private sector union in New Zealand with over 50,000 members.
Murihiku Regeneration and E tū have a shared interest in ensuring whānau have the capability needed to make the most of the opportunities for work and life in Murihiku. Both parties have a shared interest in developing opportunities that reflect the principles of whānau-centric practice and the concept of decent life affirming work or Mahi Tūturu: good work with dignity for the worker, their whānau, and community.
Decent work is central to ensuring Murihiku is a region in which whānau can live their lives well. There is a need for active effort to move beyond (and avoid a regression to) low-skill, low wage and precarious employment and the inequities that people in such employment face.
Murihiku Regeneration and E tū are responding to this context by moving beyond a one size fits all policy ‘solution’, to an authentically whānau-centric approach to capability development. Capability development must also be met with work to ensure that the labour market and societal context fairly rewards people for their contribution.
The intent is to ensure that whānau are self-determining (rangatiratanga) in the identification of aspirations and forming their path. The role of this collaboration is to advocate for, and provide, a systematic approach to support and guidance for whānau.
Posted: 16 October 2021