CWU Retired Members Conference 2017
This Conference views with deep concern the unilateral decision of the
NEC to abolish the right of CWU Retired Members to vote for their
Branch Officers, a right that has existed in this Union for 21 years since
the merger of the Unions.
The decision was imposed without any prior consultation with Branches or the RMAC and is not compatible with a Union that prides itself on opposing all forms of discrimination on age, promotes itself on proportionality and fair representation of all members and deals with Equality, Proportionality and fair representation of all members in
Branches. Regretfully the NEC decision does not reflect the rules of the CWU.
Therefore Conference agrees to instruct the RMAC to use all means and work with the NEC to seek a commitment from them to submit a Rule change to Annual Conference that restores the right of Retired Members to vote for their Branch Officers as listed in National Rule 6.4.2.
Greater Mersey and South West Lancs
The motion was carried unanimously
Mover: Phil Duffy Gt Mersey & SW Lancs Branch
Seconded: Francis Kearns Gt Mersey & SW Lancs Branch
Richard Feel West Yorkshire Branch
Mick Jones Midlands Branch in support
Midlands No7 Branch in support
Mick Shields in support
Gordon Dowell Kent Invicta
Stuart Caddy East Lancs Amal Branch in support
Stephen Gribben Northern Ireland Branch in support
Delegate in support of Motion 7
Joan Watson on behalf of RMAC in support