Dear BWTUC delegates,
We wanted to make contact with all our delegates and through you, the thousands of Trade Unionists you so diligently represent.
Following the most recent Government advice, all TUC activities and face to face meetings are being postponed or cancelled for the time being.
In line with this, we will therefore cancel all scheduled meetings of our committees and General Council until further notice. We will let you know when we are able to resume and you will in any case be mindful of the Government advice regarding the timing of the resumption of normal activity.
We will also try to keep this updated through our website.
Kath and I will still be working, although I suspect the nature of our work will be very much changed. Having said that, I am currently supporting GMB members in a school restructure, which the Local Authority say is still going ahead. Consequently, there is still work for us to do in support of our members and I am sure this will apply to all of you, as well as the added pressure of dealing with the crisis in employment which we all know this is generating.
As active Trade Unionists I know we will all be involved in providing support in our own local communities, especially as we are becoming increasingly aware that this situation provides differing challenges for us all. If you require help or support in any way, please do still get in touch with us. We know that isolation brings its own challenges and we must stay in contact and support each other, despite the need to reduce face to face contact to a minimum.
We are honoured to represent a number of our delegates and their members who make up the dedicated staff who remain on the front line, in essential industries where self isolating is just not an option. We are proud of you all and this simply highlights the value of those whose work has too often been taken for granted.
We hope that you and your families and friends have all been able to arrange to be as safe as possible in the coming weeks and perhaps even months.
We pass on our best wishes to all.
Kath and Spencer