Aberdeenshire UNISON

October 2012
Assistant Branch Secretary, Susan is elected to UNISON's national Local Government ruling body

Susan Kennedy
Susan Kennedy

Assistant Branch Secretary, Susan Kennedy has been elected to the Local Government Service Group Executive, the ruling body for the union's local government members.

Susan is the first branch member to serve on a UNISON national committee.

No other member of the Aberdeenshire Branch has held such a position since ex-branch secretary, Bob Revie, was a member of the ruling body of NALGO in the 1980s and 90s.

Susan, who has been active in the Branch at a number of different levels and currently holds a seat on the Scottish Local Government Committee said, "Earlier this year I was asked to consider nomination to the Low Paid Women’s Seat for the Service Group Executive by some of the other Scottish UNISON Branches.

"I viewed this opportunity not only as a great chance to represent our members nationally, but to be able to take forward the issues being faced by our low paid members in the branch and across the UK.

"With the backing of the Branch, alongside nominations from other Scottish branches, it was announced that I had been elected at the Local Government Conference in June."

Susan had her induction in July, and met up with the four other Scottish delegates who make up the Regional group.

Her next set of meetings are in November, where she will be able to put forward the impact of the cuts in the NE Scotland and will be involved in discussions on Pay, Pensions and Policies.

"I look forward to reporting back to our membership on my return via our website," she added.