BREAKING NEWS: Barnet UNISON motion: More money for our members
This branch notes that in 2016 we had 2570 members at the year end.
This branch notes that in 2016 UNISON received total subscriptions of £365,691.
This branch notes that in 2016 of the £365,691 received by UNISON head office we received £95,147.
This represents 26% of the total income provided by our members.
In 2017 our branch carried out a consultation on branch funding.
92.86% of members voted for a change to our current funding arrangement.
Our branch notes that our national union recorded surpluses of approximately £10million and £3million in the 2015 and 2016 accounts respectively, and holds reserves of over £200million.
Our branch has been fighting Barnet Councils ideological obsession with outsourcing for over a decade.
Our branch represents members working for 189 employers (as per WARMS on 24th November 2017).
Our branch receives no resources to represent a significant number of our members working in the private and voluntary sector.
Our branch believes it is wrong to take members’ money if our branch is not able to provide basic support and representation.
Our branch notes that National Pay bargaining has continued to fail our members.
Our branch notes that it is simply unacceptable to expect our members to wait and hope for a change in government in order to end the public sector pay freeze.
We want our branch to be able to use all of our resources for the many not the few.
The fact remains that the overwhelming bulk of this work is done in our branch.
It is our view that the current funding formula for our branch is out of date and does not effectively support our members who are paying their subscriptions.
Our branch proposes
- That branches receive all of our members’ subscriptions, without any deductions, into their respective UNISON branch bank accounts.
- UNISON branches will commit to purchasing support services from UNISON Regional, UNISON National or a third party to demonstrate value for money to our members.
- For this motion to be presented at the Regional Council AGM 2018 and if it is successfully voted on at the AGM for it to be considered as a regional motion at National Delegate Conference (NDC).
4. For this motion to be presented at Barnet UNISON’s AGM for consideration and if successfully voted on, for it to be a branch motion going through to NDC.