Yesterday there was a UNISON NEC meeting on the 9th floor of the new UNISON centre in Euston, London.
I am a national member for the Community Service Group (Housing associations and voluntary organisations) with my colleague from Manchester City branch, Isobel McVicar.
Obviously the Pension Strike and what to do next was a major item. It was largely a positive and constructive meeting. Some of the usual suspects were being a little silly but the vast majority of the NEC made intelligent and considered arguments and contributions.
Check out the UNISON statement on the NEC here starting "We will hope for the best, but plan for the worst," UNISON's ruling NEC declared today as it assessed the effect of the 30 November pensions strike....The day of action was "an absolutely fantastic day, the proudest day of my union life," general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting in London.....
While the blog UNISONactive reports also on the NEC meeting as well as on the Strike today over private sector pensions in Unilever, on which the NEC sent a message of support yesterday. (picture is actually after NEC Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday)