A well attended Regional Community Service AGM yesterday in central London with interesting subjects raised.
Best thing for me was being able to share my experience with others who are in a similar position. I did not realise how common our problems were, like having to take time off to deal with representing members at hearings and not being acknowledged by big branches that are probably too busy to deal with those in the Community sector.
Speakers in attendance made it clear that there were around 500,000 community sector workers in the country but only 20% of them were in unions. The low density will be a challenge for us all and improving membership levels will be a priority. It was good, overall, to be at the meeting.