Well – it’s been the usual long summer and usually union matters go very quiet. This year has been different though – not too surprising for any of you with your fingers on the pulse.
Nationally we’ve been fighting cuts, pensions changes and other attacks on public services. Please take the time to visit the national UNISON website to see the latest news.
Locally we’ve had an agenda full of restructures, financial resilience, smoking policy, car parking, building alterations, workload/stress and all of the usual individual cases of advice, grievance, disciplinary and so on. We have also drafted a new branch constitution – but more on that as we approach the next AGM.
All in all – we’ve been busy and that’s not likely to change for a while.