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D: PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR
As well as continuing its monthly work of setting the
editorial agenda and direction of Green World, the Green
World editorial board (GWEB) has this year been focused
on outreach. It launched a Development Plan to ensure
that members are aware of their membership publication
in order to maximise Green World’s potential as a tool of
the party both internally and externally. The Development
Plan includes producing a podcast featuring Green World’s
best articles in audio (you can find this online), a social
media development strategy, an outreach strategy, creating
a network of correspondents, and reaching out to local
parties and liberation groups.
The board has also started writing introductions to monthly
newsletters and will be working with GPRC and GPEx
to find ways to better utilise Green World for internal
communication with members.
Part of the board work included making recommendations
to integrate Green World into GPEW’s workings, such
as sharing Green World articles on the social media
channels and making it more accessible from the main
party website. The board also requested a ‘launch’ email
announcing the magazine’s recent online format, which
went out in July and led to a spike in newsletter sign ups
and social media following.
In my role as Publications coordinator and member of
GWEB, I have established links and meetings with the
Green European Journal to remain connected to and
informed about the wider European (and global) green
politics movement. On GPEx I have sought to ensure value
for money in terms of Green World’s production, have
suggested ways to integrate Green World into GPEW’s
strategic and operational plans, and worked with other
members of GPEx to ensure it is supporting other priorities,
such as the spokespeoples network.
Priorities going forward include a print edition, building
on the outreach work, and working to establish a base of
E: TRADE UNION LIAISON OFFICER
Reflecting upon my year as Trade Union Liaison Officer I
can categorise of time into 4 parts. Internal improvements,
Communications, Outreach, Future Projects
From the start of my role I realised that there was some
internal workings of the group need a lot of remedying.
There was an unfortunate lack of presents outwardly to the
rest of the party of the Trade Union existence and the way
that they displayed their information.
This meant that my initial meetings with the group both to
the committee and the membership, I was talking about
improvements of the website, the way we communicate
with each other as committee members and with the
membership, and how we present ourselves on social
With these improvements in place we have now a working
and vibrant website that spoke about we are and what
we do, an increase in our Twitter follow was which was
at 1400 last year and now at 2214 followers, a working
internal committee slack group and much more interaction
At the start of my role I got the feeling that the group was
a bit isolated compared to others special interest groups,
they certainly was a lack of communication both among a
pier to pier level and to higher levels as well such as GPEx.
After having such conversations with the membership as
well as the chair of the group we came to the arrangement
of making sure that we we improve our communications by
inviting other groups to our causes.
The result of this meant that we spoke into the CEO
Mary Clegg about our position within the party. I have
aired many grievances that GPTU felt towards GPEW, as
well as cross collaborations with other specialist groups.
A new feature that is also been made is to include the
option to identify yourself as a Trade Unionist when
applying to be a new member of the Green Party which I
felt was a much needed addition.
My ‘day to day’ work as TULO was outreaching to other
trade unions for collaboration and engagement but this
also included cooperatives and potential affiliation groups.
As a result this I’ve been meeting with Unions of Worker’s
Union (UWU), campaign to protect rural England (CPRE),
and Green Alliance. As well as my fair share of rejections
My plans for the future are to continue on with my ‘10
Reasons Why Trade Unionists Should Vote for the Green
Party’ it will be a 10 week campaign where every week I
highlight one particular topic. I’m in the process of talking
to Green World to publicise and spokespeople to speak
upon relevant issues.