Important Announcement from the NSWU. 26/02/2013
(Copy via post to all members by 02.03.2013.)
As you may
now be aware, the National Security Workers Union, UK, has suffered
severe operating difficulties since the Spring of 2012 due to an
ongoing lack of suitable volunteers combined with the ill health of
the General Secretary.
membership applications were processed since mid May last year and
the union was forced to cease most operations in June 2012, while
possible options were investigated in a strenuous effort to return
the union to full operational status.
exhaustive and time consuming attempts to find a solution have
ultimately been unsuccessful and no further course of action appears
to be available. As a
result of this, the NSWU has no choice but to announce its
dissolution, effective from 1st March 2013.
without a vote of the membership, has been forced simply due to the
lack of staff available to keep the union operating in any practical
form and it is impossible to provide the service to our members we
had previously achieved or to promote our cause in general.
Government Certification Office has been advised of the situation and
will be removing the Union from the official list once final public
accounts have been submitted in June.
hopes that after the first annual election for membership of the
NSWU’s executive committee in June, a new managing counsel could be
formed, but unfortunately, no candidates came forward in the time
remaining union funds will be used to make refunds of membership fees
using the following guidelines: ***Any
person that has received recorded advice, guidance or assistance
from the NSWU, will receive no refund of fees.
member of the union, that has not used NSWU services as listed
above, will receive a FULL REFUND OF ALL PAYMENTS MADE SINCE JUNE
these payments are made, the union’s financial affairs will be
concluded and ongoing costs such as website and postal operations
will be made via bank transfer to the account details provided at
the time of joining the union unless written instructions are
received requesting an alternative payment method.
Payments should be completed by Friday April 19th 2013.
you not have received your refund by this time, please email the
union advice address (NSWUinfo@gmail.com)
giving the subject as “REFUND QUERY”, or write to the union
NOTE: As your membership fees are paid by ‘Standing Order’
(rather than direct debit which is controlled by the recipient) you
will need to contact your bank to cease any further payments.
Please inform your bank as soon as possible, as it is possible that
payments made to the union, after membership refund payments are
allocated on Friday March 22nd, will not be returned.
sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused and wish you well in
your career within the Security Industry.
the case that Trade Union membership is extremely important in these
uncertain times and we urge our members to look towards one of the
general unions (GMB or Unite for example) to provide a level of