Congratulations to Helen Kelly, the first woman to lead the Council of Trade Unions. Helen replaces Ross Wilson, who’s been CTU President since 1999 (and who must now go on to head the ACC surely?), and together with Secretary Carol Beaumont and Maori Vice Pres Sharon Claire present a formidable trio at the apex of the union movement. Go the comradettes!
And I bet Helen’s dad Pat Kelly is up there in union paradise – where he so surely belongs – proud as he could be, with his thumbs tucked into his braces singing “When red, red robin comes bob, bob bobbing along”.