Sector Māngai - Kāwanatanga-ā-Rohe/Local Government
I am currently Building Controls Officer (Nat Dip.Building Surveying) having first joined Christchurch City Council CCC in 2013 as a Building Inspector (4 years) transitioning to dual competency Building Consents Officer (2 years).
I have been a PSA Delegate since 2016. Having completed Advanced Delegate training, I am currently overviewing council wide membership data analysis to enable closer delegate / membership relationships.
Part of this is strategy is to collate and enable a voice for Māori members and grow the capacity of a Māori and culturally diverse PSA membership.
Maintaining a just and fair working life for fellow PSA members is a passion of mine while representing work colleagues both PSA members and (in some cases non-PSA members) in cases of:
- Unpaid overtime – 2016 presented a major issue with unpaid overtime resulting in an overhaul of time coding and management systems
- Restructure – 2018 along with fellow delegates supported PSA members (and some non-PSA members) during a very difficult internal transition involving disestablishment of roles with the outcome being no loss of jobs for members
- Other work-related challenges and advising work colleagues of rights and procedures to follow
I have also been a part of the 2018 bargaining team and was heavily involved in implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and elements of Nga Kaupapa into the Christchurch City Council collective agreement. Prior to this there was very little kaupapa Māori content in past collective agreements.
I am also very active within the Otautahi Delegate Leaders Group in evolving a more kind and compassionate workplace strategy (as result of March 15, 2019 event).
Ko Tainui te Waka
Ko Rangiahua te Maunga
Ko Wainui te Awa
Ko Ngaitai raua Whakatohea, Ngati Porou nga Iwi katoa
Ko Torere-nui-a-rua te Tipuna
Ko Rerewhenua te hapu
Ko te Hanoa taku kainga
Ko Rihimona toku whanau no Torere raua Turanganui a Kiwa