Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Live blogging at the NEC...

It occurs to me that this may be my last regular meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of UNISON – depending upon the outcome of the elections.

I thought I would therefore try my hand at live blogging.

The NEC has just endorsed a Presidential ruling – which I opposed – instructing all Service Groups that they may not allow members of their Executive to participate in discussions in relation to National Conferences where those members are attending Conference as a branch delegate.

I – and a minority of members – opposed this heavy handed ruling.

We then agreed that members of National Committees need no longer fill in forms and submit them in order to attend Conferences. I asked if that meant that we didn’t have confidence in ourselves to submit forms on time, and the General Secretary confirmed that this was the case…

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

it does seem to be heavy handed -but what on earth provoked this? And National Committee members -what is all that about? Another well kept secret of UNISON's?They have so many it seems.

Anonymous said...

Collective responsibility -what a novel idea. So how does that square with committees like London Region Labour Link making unreported decisions about supporting particular people as deputy dawg? Accountability and responsibility -but to who? The paid staff?