Today's meeting covered a range of issues. In this short report I will focus on two.
Firstly, the NISC decided the sector's response to the Executive Council consultation on reorganising sectors. The response is the same as in this post, which had been edited since it went up to incorporate various comments.
Recognising that part of the reason for the consultation was that the IT & Comms sector structures weren't working well, the NISC is asking active members, branches and RISCs from the sector to add their names if they support the response, so that it is clear to the Executive Council when it makes its decision in September that the response has widespread support across the sector. If you want to add your support to the response please send an email to this address saying so.
The IT & Comms NISC wants, through a subgroup, to have discussions with the GPM sector prior to the September Executive Council meeting to ensure any potential issues are ironed out.
There was also a discussion about the controversy around the Falkirk by-election. The NISC agreed to send the following emergency motion to the Executive. A special meeting of the Executive Council meeting can be called when the General Secretary or a majority of the Executive Council considers it necessary - based on the views from the NISC I will be seeing whether there is support for this from other EC members.