GMB Northants Community Branch
Secretary: Gordon Glassford, Corby, Northants
Summary of the branch meeting held on 30th June 2021
Delegates to the Regional Equality Conference have been finalised:
The following were elected at the branch elections
Jackie Grover – president, Alan Irwin – secretary, Pat Willmott – equality officer, Verena Kroll – youth officer, Dennis Bryan – race officer. Rajko Loncar and Gordon Glassford auditors. All elected unopposed.
Membership list has been updated. New members have been written to and leavers emailed.
Tragically one of our members, had died after an accident at work. The member did not meet the requirement for a funeral benefit from region. His membership was five months short. It was agreed that the branch would pay the benefit. Another member’s wife had died suddenly. It was agreed that we would make a similar contribution to him.
The branch finances remain healthy
The Danesholme primary school dispute is still ongoing. Our members are still determined to not to do playground duty unpaid.
Northants West unitary authority are in the red. Things overall are pretty chaotic.
Matalan warehouse had voted against industrial action.
Rachelle will be starting recruitment in schools once the covid restrictions have been lifted and she can get out and about again.
We will have a catch up meeting on July 14th