The Councillor Network is designed to keep GMB Councillors up to date on what is happening in Local Government. The Network is developing all the time. Some Regions have recently held inaugural Councillor Conferences to share Best Practice and link up across the area.
Since the introduction of the CEC Special Political report. The GMB has made considerable progress on increasing our political organising agenda.
The concept of the network was to share best practice amongst our members who were elected Labour Councillors and provide support, training, and any necessary resources to help them in their re-elections and at the same time ensure they promote the GMB politically.
We are now at just over 1500 Councillors and still growing.
We introduced a new website specifically for our Councillors, which includes a set of webpages visible only to GMB Labour Councillors.
This facility also allowed the Union to communicate directly with all our Councillors at short notice and get feedback on Local Government issues.
We recently used the network to communicate in the Blacklisting Campaign which encouraged many Councils to agree Council Motions to which they passed as Council Policy.
More recently we have introduced a scheme where our Councillors can apply to their regions via the Councillor’s network for an election support grant of anything up to a maximum payment of £500 which has been a help to Councillors in some regions. To apply for the grant please complete and submit the application form here:
The Councillors Network also just signed up to a dedicated “Twitter” account @GMBCouncillors which will be another benefit in communication. The GMB will be moving into the age of modern technology by building Councillors profiles by specialised computer software like NationBuilder which will add great value to GMB Councillors campaigns.
The GMB Investment in the Councillors network was well received by our Councillors, and we will continue to look at ways to continue to improve for the benefit of our members.
A copy of the CEC Special Political Report can be found in additional resources at the bottom of the page.
GMB Local Government Bulletins
Our National Officers regularly produce Bulletins on issues affecting Local Government and employees copies of these can be seen below in additional resources. If you need copies of previous bulletins, please do get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LRD Payline and LRD Fact Sheets
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