This morning the biannual UNISON NEC election results were announced and I was pleased that both Denise Thomas and I were elected (after a one term 2 year gap) representing (Community Service Group) all Housing Association and Charity UNISON members.
Respect to my tfrc opponent for my seat, Kevin Jackson, who has acted well in this contest, unlike in my view, many members of the the slate he endorsed (1677 vote for me to 1539 for him)
This photo is from the Community Service Group Conference held last year in Glasgow, when there was a series of walkouts at the conference of delegates, disgusted that the tfrc President was chairing despite the well known complaints against him by numerous unison female members of bullying.
He has now gone from the current UNISON NEC. I believe after these elections that the next NEC will be more balanced and will reflect (what we use to call all the time and still should) rank and file UNISON members.
In the meanwhile there is a serious dispute with my employer over pay claim, closing Defined Benefit pensions and trade union victimisation. Today I have been in touch with two senior elected metropolitan Council representatives about this dispute, who are horrified about what is being done. More to follow. .