TO: NAPO MEMBERS
I have today written to Chris Winters and Yvonne Pattison, National Co-Chairs, advising them that I am resigning from the National Probation Negotiating Committee with immediate effect. Here is what I said:
Chris and Yvonne
I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from the Probation Negotiating Committee with immediate effect as I no longer have any confidence in the ability of the National Officers and Officials to manage the affairs of this union.
I trust that you will share this correspondence with all the other National Officers and Officials, and the other members of the Probation Negotiating Committee. As the Probation Negotiating Committee is a committee of the National Executive Committee I would also ask that this correspondence is shared at the next meeting of the NEC.
I shall be advising the members of London Branch of my resignation.
I have been a member of this National Committee for the past five years. Like some of my predecessors I too have been of the opinion that the Chair of the biggest branch in the union should be a member of this committee for it is this committee that deals with perhaps what is most important to us all ...our terms and conditions.
I have tried to represent not only the interests of my grade but also the interests of my branch. As you would expect, I have never been anything less than vocal when it comes to speaking up about matters that particularly affect London members.
However, I feel that recent events have made my position on a national committee untenable. I shall however continue to do the best I can for members of this branch in my capacity as Branch Chair until the end of my term of office in July.
London Branch NAPO