Monday, February 15, 2010

Could do better...

So far the New Year's resolution to do better at updating the blog has been a miserable failure. If only there were more hours in a day, days in a week and weeks in a month i'd be fine.

So what's been happening? Last week kicked off with a meeting with senior BBC mangers catching up on a number of major issues coming over the horizon - pay, pensions, the strategic review which is likely to throw us in to another battle over jobs.

On Tuesday I then spent 5 hours being grilled by the BBC's lawyers in a tribunal case involving one of our members who I represented in her disciplinary process before rather ironically heading off to Parliament to make the case for the BBC with Secretary of State Ben Bradshaw. Actually the meeting with Ben was more about the Independently Financed News Consortia and the outstanding questions which remain. It was the most constructive meeting we've had - maybe ever! Not an election on the horizon is there or is that just me being a cynical hack?

Wednesday was yet more BBC - this time the M/FoCs meeting to draw up the pay claim followed by a joint meeting with Bectu's and Unite's BBC reps and officials to agree the joint union claim.

Thursday morning I chaired the AGM of Justice for Colombia before dashing back for the union's Finance Committee, heading out for lunch with Rod Alexander, the newly-appointed Senior Campaigns and Communications Officer - and then back to Finance Committee before an early evening meeting at the TUC.

Friday was taken up with an all-day meeting of the Trustees of the NUJ Staff Pension Scheme.

Today we're interviewing all day for the Campaigns and Communications Officer job - we've 10 candidates to see so it's going to be a long, long day...

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