Marja Lubeck

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Marja Lubeck
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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Personal details
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Shane Eyton
Children Max Eyton
Profession Head of E tu Aviation[1]

Maria Josina Elisabeth "Marja" Lubeck[2] is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Personal life[edit]

Lubeck immigrated from the Netherlands to New Zealand in 1989, and became an international flight attendant for Air New Zealand in 1996. She joined the Flight Attendant and Related Services Association (FARSA) as a delegate and was elected as president of FARSA in 2009, serving four terms.[3][4] She graduated with a law degree in 2014 after studying part-time as a foundation student of the Auckland University of Technology Law School and was admitted to the bar as barrister and solicitor of the High Court in February 2017. During her time as president of FARSA she was involved in an operational merger arrangement with New Zealand's largest private sector union, E tū, resulting in the FARSA membership endorsing an amalgamation in November 2016. Lubeck served as the lead advocate in negotiations for the major airlines servicing the New Zealand market and was part of the High Performance Engagement (HPE) Leadership Team at Air New Zealand where organised labour and management engage in a consensus-based workplace democracy programme.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd List 32 Labour

Lubeck stood for Labour in the Rodney electorate in the 2017 election and was placed 32 on Labour's party list.[5] Lubeck did not win the electorate, but entered parliament via the party list.[6]


  1. ^ "E tū welcomes Labour's Auckland Airport rail link". Scoop. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Daily progress for Tuesday, 7 November 2017". New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Marja Lubeck". New Zealand Labour Party. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
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  5. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Successful Candidates". Electoral Commission. 23 September 2017. Archived from the original on 28 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.