Thursday, July 12, 2007

UNISON NEC Committee membership

Here, for those interested in such matters are the Committee membership for the next two years on the UNISON NEC;

DEVELOPMENT & ORGANISATION COMMITTEE
Kate Ahrens
Mark Clifford
Louise Couling
Sue Forster
Peter Gaskin
Paul Glover
Moz Greenshields
Sue Highton (Chair)
John Jones
Glenn Kelly
Ann MacMillan Wood
Gill Malik
Bob Oram
Lynn Poulton
Jon Rogers
Kim Silver
Irene Stacey
Chris Tansley (Vice-Chair)

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE
Susan Brearley
Rob Curzon (provisional)
Mary Ferris
Helen Jenner
Angela Lynes (Vice-Chair)
Kevin Naylor
Jessie Russel
Alison Shepherd (Chair)
Linda Sweet
Sofi Taylor
Linda Wilkinson

POLICY DEVELOPMENT & CAMPAIGNS COMMITTEE
James Anthony
Roger Bannister
Angela Bowen
Sarah Bradfield
Alison Brown
Jane Carolan (Chair)
Linda Coey
Emma Goodall
Paul Holmes
Graeme Horn
Dilys Jouvenat
Diana Leach
Colm Magee
Annette Mansell-Green
John McDermott
June Nelson
Helen Rose
Samantha Selon
Eleanor Smith
Fiona Smith
Sian Stockham
Paul Thompson
Jean Thorpe
Steve Warwick (Vice-Chair)


SERVICES TO MEMBERS COMMITTEE
Sarah Barwick
Jim Burnett
Lesley Discombe
Bernie Gallagher
Gerry Gallagher (Chair)
Paul Harper
Mike Hayes
Maureen Le Marinel
Stephen Mead
Jennifer Mortimer
Norma Stephenson (Vice-Chair)
Mike Tucker

STAFFING COMMITTEE
Angela Bowen
Mark Clifford
Mary Ferris
Sue Forster (Vice-Chair)
Sue Highton
Dilys Jouvenat
Angela Lynes
Bob Oram (Chair)
Lynn Poulton
Eleanor Smith
Irene Stacey
Chris Tansley

FINANCE & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Jane Carolan
Linda Coey (Vice-Chair)
Peter Gaskin
Paul Glover
Moz Greenshields
Mike Hayes (Chair)
John Jones
Diana Leach
Ann MacMillan Wood
Colm Magee
Stephen Mead
Jessie Russel
Fiona Smith
Sofi Taylor
Mike Tucker

INDUSTRIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Sarah Barwick
Susan Brearley
Louise Couling
Emma Goodall
Moz Greenshields
Diana Leach
Angela Lynes (Chair)
Ann Macmillan Wood
Annette Mansell-Green
Stephen Mead (Vice-Chair)
Kevin Naylor
Jessie Russel
Samantha Selon
Fiona Smith
Irene Stacey
Norma Stephenson
Sian Stockham
Linda Sweet
Sofi Taylor
Jean Thorpe
Roger Bannister
Jim Burnett
Mike Hayes
Colm Magee
Bob Oram

BLACK MEMBERS’ COMMITTEE
Mark Clifford
June Nelson
Samantha Selon
Sofi Taylor

NATIONAL STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE
Louise Couling
Dilys Jouvenat
Graeme Horn

Managers In Partnership Board
Bob Oram
Eleanor Smith
Norma Stephenson

PENSIONS TRUSTEES
Sue Forster
Colm Magee
June Nelson

UIA BOARD
Gerry Gallagher
Mike Hayes
Alison Shepherd

WELFARE BOARD
Angela Bowen
Louise Couling
Gerry Gallagher
Sue Highton
Maureen Le Marinel
Fiona Smith
Dilys Jouvenat
Samantha Selon

DISABLED MEMBERS’ COMMITTEE
Paul Harper
Helen Rose
Kim Silver

WOMEN’S COMMITTEE
Lesley Discombe
Helen Jenner
Jean Thorpe

HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE
Roger Bannister
Maureen le Marinel
Paul Thompson

RETIRED MEMBERS’ COMMITTEE
Sarah Barwick
Sarah Bradfield
Linda Wilkinson


Once again my NEC colleagues have kindly refrained from overburdening me with Committee membership. We await the outcome of elections to the General Political Fund and Labour Link Committees (but not with great excitement).

I shall post a full report from this NEC meeting (which is underway) shortly but can report that our new President distinguished herself as a forthright Chair by introducing the exciting innovation of calling a vote in advance of a debate. The majority of the NEC were quite happy not to have a debate about the composition of the Committees and voted to endorse the above without any detailed consideration.

John McDermott thinks I should tell you all how much fun it is to be in the NEC Members Room at Mabledon Place but I am not going to as he is only on one Committee and his views cannot therefore be very important.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why is it so difficult for members of the union to access those who are chair to services for members. Is there one chair for all matters, or is there a chair for each area of profession? As a member I have found it extraordinarily difficult to access the people we have elected and there is a form of gatekeeping which prevents the opportunity for good communication taking place. For the first time in more than 20 years I question the values and ethics of my union. Is what is said in the promotion of its values not supposed to extend to how it provides for its members? Are the service partners of the union more important than the members of the union?