Postal group conference day 2
Postal Group Conference
15th June 2005
Conference opened at 9am & moved onto business.
As with the previous day conference made quick progress with the motions.
The majority of today’s motions were carried unanimously.
We had 2 motions submitted on behalf of our branch tabled for Today.
We were unsuccessful in gaining support for two motions submitted by the branch.
One motion called for the balloting of members, as an issue separate to pay, on the issue of moving from weekly pay to monthly pay (where members are presently weekly paid). This motion was defeated.
The other motion called for a compensatory package for members in Logistics units, adversely affected in the event of the removal of Sunday collections.
However our motion calling for the introduction of a Saturday premium was successfully moved by our letter sectional secretary which was overwhelmingly carried.
A further motion that was carried that will be of interest to our younger members seeks an end to age discrimination in the form of lower pay for our members under the age of 18. Ian Emms from our branch took to the rostrum in support of this motion.
The motion was unanimously carried after an emotive debate.
For those interested (& who have copies of the postal group agenda) the list of today’s motions that were carried or accepted is as follows:
1.1, 1.2, Composite Motion 1A, Emergency motion EM2, 1.10, Composite Motion 1C, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, Composite Motion 1D, Composite Motion 1E, 1.31, 1.35, 1.36, 1.40, 1.41, 1.42, Composite Motion 1H, Composite Motion 1I, 1.50, Composite Motion 1J, 1.55, 1.62, 1.70, 1.75, Composite Motion 1N, 1.78, 1.79, 1.80 & 1.81.
As with yesterdays report these motions will be circulated as a separate report shortly after our return from Conference.
Acting Branch Secretary
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