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Luke Coxon



Luke has more than 15 years’ experience as a union advocate, starting as a delegate in the hotel sector and then working as an organiser/advocate for three different unions representing employees in a number of different sectors (paramedics, finance, oil refinery, retail, food transport and logistics). He has specialised in greenfields union organising – the establishment of union organisation and membership in sites/companies where no union existed. He also has experience in the international trade union movement, working with the Centre for Trade Union and Human Rights and as a consultant for the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). He has Masters degree in Development Studies from the University of Auckland, and before joining us he took a break from the union movement and was a volunteer with humanitarian/development organisations in the Philippines.