Thursday, July 13, 2023

A Labour Movement Day: East Ham By-Election & UNISON NEC induction training


Early this morning I went out with Labour Party colleagues to remind electors in Boleyn Ward in East Ham, London to vote today for Sofia Patel in the Newham Council By-Election. 

Afterwards I went to the UNISON headquarters in Euston for induction training following my election to its National Executive Council (NEC) for Community members (representing 74,000 Housing Association and Voluntary organisations members) in the UK and Northern Ireland. 

I was pleased to be back on the UNISON NEC with Denise Thomas and am looking forward to the first proper NEC meeting tomorrow to elect members and chairs of the important NEC sub committees. I am far from happy (to say the least) about current proposals by the current lay Presidential team and will be making my views well known and will report back on what happens. 

I had hoped that the Presidential team will stand by their public comments that they want fairness and equality in committee appointments as well as wanting to unite the union for the battles ahead but so far, based on their current proposals it would appear not. Watch this space. 

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