National Disciplinary Committee (NDC)

National Disciplinary Committee (NDC)
I am writing to advise Branches that following changes in our officerial team at headquarters we have now put in place arrangements to ensure the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) continues to run effectively and in accordance with the rules of the union. 
In putting in place these arrangements, we will now take the opportunity to review the NDC process going forward as part of the wider re-design project.
Therefore, in respect of the NDC interim arrangements I have asked Tony Rupa Head of Legal Services to take on and oversee the officerial role within the NDC process. In this role, Tony will have policy advisor support from Martin Akerman and the NDC process and admin role will for the present continue to be done as before by Jo Thair.
I can advise branches that I have also asked Tony Rupa to undertake an immediate review of the whole NDC process. It has been apparent for some time that many of the cases that end up coming before the NDC, often involve a breakdown in relationships at branch level. It is also clear that the current process has no real facility to offer alternative ways of resolving relationship issues. Therefore, in undertaking this review, I have asked Tony to consider ways of modernising the process and in particular to look at the potential for mediation and dispute resolution facilities, to feature in a revised procedure.
A further report will be made to the NEC and we will keep branches informed of developments and any new arrangements which may be considered.
Any further enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to the General Secretary’s Office at quoting the reference GS 6.3.1
Yours sincerely
Dave Ward
General Secretary
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LTB 069/17 – National Disciplinary Committee (NDC)


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