Just wondering if anyone else has thoughts or experience of this. I'm a committed union member but very disillusioned at present about how it is being run in my school.
We have had the same school steward for 6-7 years and meetings are pretty much one way communication and monologues reflecting their personal views. Also, matters for discussion are filtered through the steward with most of my occasional concerns never making it to the agenda - not that we ever actually get an agenda in advance. The issues pursued overwhelmingly seem to represent the views of a clique of staff who keep the steward in situ. A number of members have left the union in disillusionment but I've stayed in for the protection it gives me should a serious issue ever arise and I need to call on head office.
Is this an isolated case or is it happening elsewhere?