May I just say thank you to all those who were able to make the Emergency Branch meeting. More details will follow about the meeting early next week.
At the aforesaid Branch Meeting pay was discussed and I attach all the relevant documents from the National Officer. In essence the final offer is 1%, with a bit more for the bottom 8 spine points. Please read the attached letter from the National Committee. It was with this message in mind that there was a show of hands at the Branch Meeting.
A large majority of the meeting voted to accept the 1% offer.
1 person voted to reject and there were several abstentions.
Therefore I invite your votes by email over the next week so we can form a fuller picture of what the Branch wants.
I will then forward the Exeter result to the National Officer late next week.
It is only a consultative ballot at this point, when the Union gets all the branch results in, Unite will communicate the result and what the next steps are, if any.
CLES Workplace Representative / Pensions Officer
Your Branch has been in a state of flux since our AGM in February as we didn’t have enough Branch Officers come forward to continue as functioning Branch. These changes were communicated by email at the time.
We have had an emergency committee meeting recently to try and find a way forward. The Branch has until the 30th June to try and fill some of the vacant posts so it can continue as a functioning workplace branch. Some committee members have come forward for some of the unfilled posts and these will need ratifying at the upcoming emergency general meeting (details below)
We still have a couple of posts that need filling, so it was felt that an emergency general meeting was the best way forward.
There has been enormous change in recent times at the University and this will continue and gather pace, especially in the next 12 to 18 months. Every area, every job, every benefit is being scrutinised in an effort to make savings and this will impact us all! We can hope it doesn’t affect us personally or we can stand up and try and influence these changes.
We especially need people from Cleaning, Porters, Grounds, Catering, Retail, and Security to consider becoming more involved.
Your branch needs more people to get active. We are a Union, a collective; people all working together to improve their working lives.
Therefore there will be an Emergency General Branch Meeting on the 19th June 2015 in LT6 1230 to 1330, Lecture Theatre 6 in the Laver Building. A poster is attached for you to put up in your workplace uniteemergencymeeting19062015poster
I urge all members to consider stepping forward and becoming more active in your Union.
Best wishes on behalf of the Unite committee