Monday, August 31, 2009

The laziness of the bank holiday blogger

I should be drafting the branch response to UNISON’s questionnaire to branches on the political fund review – the deadline for which is Friday 4 September but can’t get round to it (anyone else who hasn’t done it yet you can complete it online here).

While I’ve been managing to avoid work over the bank holiday weekend other UNISON colleagues have not been so fortunate.

On the beach this afternoon I received a confidential email circular with good news from a senior national officer. I can’t say any more about it’s contents. Branches should keep up to date with developments in relation to Equal Pay on the website.

It’s not only our national officials at work on a bank holiday. My indefatigable counterpart in Barnet has been busy online responding to the craziness of his Tory employers as exposed in Friday’s Guardian.

I wouldn’t want readers to think that I have been doing nothing other than getting sunburnt today – I have been having a first read through of the papers for next week’s meeting of the UNISON NEC Development and Organisation Committee and can offer an exclusive preview of a late silly season story for September.

The Committee will receive a report recommending that “with effect from the next cycle of meetings, members of a committee may not challenge, speak against or oppose a decision or recommendation of that committee in full meetings of the NEC”.

With such major challenges facing our Union, readers will be pleased that we are prioritising the key question of trying to avoid too much debate and disagreement amongst our leadership. After all it has worked well before

(Oh no, hang on a minute…)

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