Jerry Hicks For General Secretary

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Snatched retained funds returned

Posted by jerryhicks4gs on November 10, 2008

After it was revealed that GMPU print section branch funds had been taken by head office with little or no consultation, there followed a very stormy National Sector Committee meeting where despite attempts to prevent discussion a vote was taken to overwhelmingly condemn the decision.


It now transpires that the GPM branch funds will be reurned to the chapels for them to spend as they see fit, with everyone now claiming they had no idea who had made the original decision!


Jerry says “It is amazing what an election can do to focus the mind. But rather than the current leaderships control freakery that led to this appaling situation, lay control and democracy must instead become the standard for the whole union. If this can be achieved during the nominating period just think what we could do when the balloting starts”.  



It is worth noting that it has been said by some that this election is a diversion. Try telling that to the GPMU section! 


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