Roger Jeary Roger Jeary retired from Unite in January 2012 after 33 year’s service as a negotiating officer and Director of Research. Roger worked in Northern Ireland, Manchester and London as an official of the union starting with ASTMS and then MSF and AMICUS before the final merger to Unite. In 2004 he was appointed Director of Research of Amicus and subsequently took on that role for Unite in 2007. Roger is a member of the Institute’s Publications Sub Committee. Currently Roger is a Trustee Director of FairPensions, an independent member of the ACAS Panel of Arbitrators, sits on the Advisory Panel of the IPA and is a member of the Manufacturing Policy Panel of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET).
Tory conference attack on civil service trade unions
10 October 2012 By Roger Jeary Two months ago I wrote about the "consultation" which the government issued concerning trade union facilities time in the civil service. My prediction that "I am equally certain that the consultation is simply a means of going through the motions with the outcome previously determined" was on Monday (8th October 2012) borne out by the announcements made by Francis Maude at the Tory Party Conference.