Also, congratulations to Denise Thomas who was also elected for the first time as the other NEC representative for Community.
I offer genuine commiserations to those on this Service Group Executive who were unsuccessful, but at least in Community it was I believe, a clean fight and now we must work together for the betterment of our members.
Both Denise and I stood on a joint platform and promise the SGE, branches and members that we will be accountable to them, will attend NEC/SGE meetings and report back in person and in writing.
If any branch or regional Community branch wants us to attend any meeting or events (especially campaigns or industrial action) then let us know and if we can we will attend.
NEC meeting 29 May 2019
Dave Prentis report on recent industrial action successes; Brexit update and the terrible performance in the local elections for Labour. The recruitment “Go for Growth” programme was a success with membership numbers up in every single UNISON region. The NEC agreed to send congratulations to members involved in the victories.
It also voted to send solidarity messages to members taking action, or preparing to, in other key strategic disputes, including care workers fighting cuts to the sleep-in pay at Alternative Futures Group across north-west England and hospital domestics fighting privatisation.
National Delegate Conference 2019
I was present at Conference which I thought went well but a little boring. I spoke on behalf of the NEC on the Housing Composite (my speech is on my blog and other posts on conference https://www.johnslabourblog.org/).