TPIU Meeting 11th April 2016 – GMB Euston

Minutes from TPIU Meeting 11th April 2016 – GMB Euston.

1. Union Funds report.

We were reminded that we receive only 10p in every £1 of union subs and only when the accounts are completed precisely to GMB rules, which has meant the TPIU not being paid in the past. This is an ongoing issue. The good news is we are being paid the four quarters we are owed, thanks to Rick’s efforts (although it’s not in our account as yet). Rick and Marcus have agreed to have another meeting at GMB nearer the end of the month, to give it more time. It was suggested we have more frequent statements and that it would be excellent to have them available online. Rick to email Julie Adamson to see how things are progressing.

2. Website. 

Chic has agreed to look after the website on a permanent basis. He will change the main page to highlight future meetings.

3. 4 Star Rating Scheme.

We discussed peoples experiences but there hasn’t been much of interest or uptake of this voluntary scheme so information is limited. What little feedback there is included one EHO mistakenly thinking it was to describe artistic ability, not hygiene…. Are the public not getting the message as the scheme wasn’t well publicised? Do the CIEH communicate enough? It was agreed we have an end of year review and see if take up is better and if there is more feedback.

4. Accredited Training.

It’s on it’s way! Should be available to members late summer this year based on CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and will be industry specific and CIEH accredited. This approved modular training will, of course, be in addition to an apprenticeship.

5. Conwy Bylaw consultation.

We have been in contact with Conwy regarding their bylaw update and had issues with the suggestion to use sterile ink, which as we know is not possible. They have sidestepped our request to not include ‘sterile ink’, so we have suggested we ask Alan Beswick to either respond directly or give an opinion on or off the record. Marcus to contact him.

6. Teleconference.

It was suggested we could use GMB facilities. Rick has offered to buy the necessary equipment to facilitate this.

7. Next meeting.

Suggested date is 11th July in Kent to catch up before the AGM in September.