12 Feb John Toner guest speaker

This is how the office holders are looking after last night’s branch AGM. The training and ETUC rep posts have still to be claimed – if you’re interested in one of them please let me know.


Chair: Joyce McMillan
Vice-chair: Simon Barrow
Secretary: Mark Fisher
Membership and welfare: Paul Cockburn
Treasurer: Nick McGowan-Lowe
Training: VACANT
Edinburgh Trade Union Council rep: VACANT
Student rep: Jamie McDonald
Auditor 1: Joyce McMillan
Auditor 2: Adam Ramsay

I’m delighted that the guest speaker at our next meeting, held jointly with Edinburgh and District, will be John Toner, the NUJ’s new Scottish organiser and former freelance organiser. It’ll be a great chance to meet him and hear his first impressions of returning to Scotland.
We’ll also be taking a brief look at the preliminary agenda for April’s delegate meeting and discussing possible amendments. You can read it online on the NUJ website: https://www.nuj.org.uk/about/union-democracy/nuj-delegate-meeting/
If anyone would like to be a delegate to the DM (Southport, 20–22 April), please let me know before the 2 February deadline. We’re also on the lookout for delegates to the STUC conference earlier that week 16–18 April at Macdonald Aviemore Resort.
Joint meeting Edinburgh Freelance and Edinburgh & District with John Toner
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
9 Haddington Place, EH7 4AL 

I look forward to seeing you there.