Issues agreed at the meeting as follows:
EMA/EMT will continue to support their colleagues in the rest of Europe.
We will commit to structures, including increased communications allowing us to be part of our Regional ERC (UK and Ireland) and eventually the EERC.
We will supplement the ERC with 3 members to assist in workload and communications
We will continue to promote BALPA membership for individual protection and resources.
There was significant discussion and discontent with the position the company has allowed to develop and treatment of its honest hard working employees.
Also huge outpouring of support for our colleagues at STN and significant unease at how the ERC system has failed them.
The meeting was attended by a BALPA representative who addressed the meeting with the main message “UNITY”.