Front row, left to right: Kaumari Enoka, Lalopua Sanele, Rima McKenna, Fili'iamata Fiu, Meta Cook; Back row left to right: Margaret Vaaelua, Sally Muliatalo, Mele Peaua, Mina Chiswell, Poli Palamo; Members of the Komiti absent from photo: Peni Sefulu and Fata Meafou.
Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Gude tru olgeta, Taloha ni, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Ni sa bula vinaka, Kia ora and Warm Pacific Greetings!
The SFWU Pacific Islands Komiti also helps provide a voice for the pacific island community, and regularly supports events like Pasefika in Auckland (where we have a stall every year). It also plays a central role in organising an inter-union sports day tournament on Labour Day every year.
How does it work?
Komiti Pasefika meets four times a year. It is required to submit reports to the National Executive through its representatives and is entitled to submit remits to the Delegates Conferences.
Who is on the Komiti?
The Pacific Islands Komiti is made up of a Convenor (responsible for co-ordinating meetings, and the main contact for issues which require input or advice), and up to nine regional representatives (three from each region - Northern, Central and Southern). It also includes our Matriarch, Fili'iamata Fiu.
How can I get involved?
If you would like more information about the SFWU Pacific Islands Komiti please contact SFWU Member Support on 0800 UNION1 (0800 864 661).