Yesterday (Thursday 31st May ) was the first meeting of The Forum since the hugely successful Forum Conference held in November last year. As this was the first meeting of The Forum, elections were held for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair. Napo is happy to report that Ikki Bhogal was elected Chair and Pervez Saddiq was elected Vice-Chair.
As you would expect there was a lot on the agenda for this meeting, the main focus was on the perennial issue of role boundaries and what can be done to support and protect staff from being exploited, as many members report that they are asked to take on tasks that they are not paid to do. In addition, we started to make preparations for the next Forum Conference. The conference will be held in June next year in Sheffield look out for further details when they are released.
Please remember The Forum is now more inclusive than ever! If you are a PSO or an Admin member then The Forum is the place for you to raise the issues that you think are important. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with Ranjit Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org . Make sure your voice is heard; look out for dates of future meetings and please come along and join the conversation!