Related posts:No related photos. Statement from Kevin Curran, GMB General Secretary ElectOn 17 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. My election is a victory for GMBmembers. They have spoken and told us that they want a union that isdemocratic, transparent and open. That is what I have been elected to do, and Ipromise every GMB member that is what I will work every day to achieve.”I would like to give mythanks to every single GMB member who used their vote. I would also like toexpress my gratitude to those activists and officers who supported me andoffered their advice and expertise.”I look forward to workingwith Paul Kenny and all of our other colleagues over the next five years. Paulhas good ideas and energy and I am confident that we can work together todeliver for our members.”There are so many things todo but I am ready for the challenge ahead. The priorities that concern ourmembers and those that I campaigned on – employment rights, pensions, equalityand opposition to privatisation of public services – will be my priorities inoffice.”I also want to begin adebate about taking our union and the political debate away from London andinto all of our regions.”I want to deconstruct therole of a trade union general secretary – and make myself and the unionaccessible to our members at every level. This will include taking tradeunionism into our communities on a level and scale unprecedented in our history.”I will, as promised,institute a membership-led review of our relationship with the Labour Party.This will begin in summer 2003 and all aspects of our relationship will be upfor debate.”Under my leadership, I wantevery member, shop steward, staff member and officer to feel valued and arespected part of our union. I will be putting forward proposals on measuresthat enable us to better consult and listen to all of our people.”The GMB will appoint anindependent commission in the next few weeks. That independent commission willbe tasked with examining the role and structures necessary for modern tradeunions. The commission will take evidence from any member, shop steward, memberof staff or officer that would like to put their ideas forward. It will have awide ranging remit, and I expect it to put forward ideas and proposals to bringabout a new, modern, form of trade unionism. I want a union that retains ourvalues and builds on the things we do well but also begins to address the needsof the modern workplace and those who work in them.”By Ross Wigham Previous Article Next Article
Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) once again hosted the WEF Sport Horse Auction on March 4, 2021, at Equestrian Village. A curated collection of horses were on offer from the distinguished VDL Stud in the Netherlands, the official #1 KWPN breeder of grand prix horses. Marking its ninth anniversary in Wellington, this live, phone-in and online auction presents a rare opportunity for athletes and investors to view and bid on a world-class selection of show jumping superstars, all in one place.With a total return of $2,830,000 USD and an average of $235,000 the sale was deemed very successful. Due to the COVID-19 situation, organizers were unsure if the auction could even take place, but together with WEF it was decided to run it under strict protocols.The top seller was VDL High Five, a seven-year-old mare by Harley VDL x Berlin, which sold for $500,000. Other notable prices included $360,000 for VDL Jesmond (Harley VDL x Cash), and VDL Lovely Boy (Arezzo VDL x Campbell VDL) and VDL Ironic (Carrera VDL x Quantum) which both sold for $310,000.Watch VDL High Five’s presentation video :WEF Sport Horse Auction 2021*:VDL Kiefer $140,000VDL Lovely Boy $310,000VDL Jeetjemina $300,000VDL High Five $500,000VDL Jesmond $360,000VDL Ironic $310,000VDL Flora $225,000VDL Quickthago $230,000VDL Jefrieda $140,000VDL Kreta $120,000VDL Ivar $95,000VDL Kobalt $100,000* for privacy reasons, buyer’s names are not available. Tags: Winter Equestrian Festival, WEF Sport Horse Auction, VDL Stud, VDL High Five, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.