I have been unsuccessful in my bid to become General Secretary of the Musicians Union. Obviously, I am disappointed at the result but proud of my campaign and the bold and ambitious plans I set out. Not least because I still honestly believe my organising approach to trade unionism will outlive my campaign. It isContinue reading “Breaking News”
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Accept no imitations
If you’ve followed my campaign from the start you’ll know I have been consistent in my message for change and stating my key commitments from day 1. I have not wavered. I have however been emailed by members who tell me that another candidate seems to like my ideas so much that they are nowContinue reading “Accept no imitations”
Getting Results For Members
I have been looking at some of the things I’ve done over the last few years as MU Regional Organiser. I believe, as a committed trade unionist, that collaboration with our sister unions gets results. Consequently, I’ve been at the heart of plenty of firsts for the Musicians’ Union. For instance, in my role sittingContinue reading “Getting Results For Members”
What a day!
I’m so chuffed to have secured the endorsement of the Midlands’ region, let alone by such a big margin, as their choice for MU General Secretary. I’m now on the ballot paper so can present my bold and ambitious plans to our entire membership. I want to change our union for the better and putContinue reading “What a day!”
Who dares wins – let’s dare for better!
Stephen Brown speaking at a TUC conference – photograph courtesy of Pete Jenkins Photography It is my absolute and passionate belief that the next General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union must be: a musician must have a track record as an experienced committed trade union activist must be a trade union official who gets resultsContinue reading “Who dares wins – let’s dare for better!”
Dare for Better
I’ve produced a video on equality, diversity and inclusion, which you’ll find on my campaign video page. This is a defining issue for all trade unions, including the MU, especially if we are to improve things not just for musicians but in wider society too. In the video I talk about how we should beContinue reading “Dare for Better”
Getting Stuck In
It’s been a busy week or so in the spare time that I have, doing more preparation for my bid to be elected to MU General Secretary. My website and social media accounts are now all up and running and I’ve even had some leaflets printed which have gone out to a number of unionContinue reading “Getting Stuck In”
Bowled over by members’ response
It’s fair to say that the last few weeks have been something of a whirlwind since I decided to stand for the position of MU General Secretary. It wasn’t a decision I came to lightly and I could never have imagined all those years ago, when picking up an instrument for the first time andContinue reading “Bowled over by members’ response”