Author: Ged Kearney

Gerardine (Ged) Kearney commenced as ACTU President on 1 July 2010, and is the third woman to hold the position. Prior to this Ged was a nurse for nearly 20 years becoming an honourary elected official with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) in 1997. After holding a number of honourary positions, she was ultimately elected as a full time official in 2003 and became the Federal Secretary of the ANMF in 2008. Ged believes that unions should not just be concerned with the experience of people at work but they should be advocates for change to improve all aspects of Australians lives. Ged’s ambition as ACTU President is to build respect from political leaders and the broad community for the values of fairness and the role played by unions in delivering social change.