GMB Police Staff November Bulletin
Sponsorship of National Black Police Staff Association Conference
GMB recently sponsored the National Black Police Staff Association Conference in Cardiff. We wanted to
- Promote the GMB across the police service
- Showcase a credible and superior alternative to other Unions recognised for Police Staff
- Use it as a campaigning and recruitment opportunity building on previous successes
- Support the NBPA
- Advance our equalities agenda
We held a stall with relevant and appropriate communications and recruitment literature and information about GMB Police Staff with the usual giveaways, provided by the GMB South Wales Police Staff Branch and Wales & South West region. We advised our members and staff of our attendance and the reasons why.
Overall, our attendance was a success with attendees approaching is for information and wanting further contact. We were also able to showcase ourselves to Black Police Staff who were unaware that the GMB represented and give out some posters and literature for Police Staff to take back to their workplaces. Overall, we received positive feedback about our presence there from delegates, organisers and management especially as no other Trade Unions were in attendance.
Election of GMB Police Staff Committee Chair and Deputy Chair
The current term for Chair and Deputy Chair of the GMB Police Staff National Committee will end in December 2023 and elections for the new Chair and Deputy Chair will be taking place at the first National Committee Meeting of 2023. Once elected the new Chair and Deputy Chair will commence in the post with immediate effect for a term of four years.
The role of Chair is to:
Attend all relevant meetings and Chair and lead the business and campaigns of the national committee.
The role of Deputy Chair is to:
Deputise for the Chair with regards the business and campaigns of the national committee, including attendance at meetings
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