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Chair joins the social network revolution

A week is a long time in politics, says the Society’s chair Ann Green in her latest online blog.

Ann attended a meeting with public health minister Anne Milton as part of the work the Society has been doing to highlight the importance of the profession. She also took part in the TUC rally on the eve of the comprehensive spending review. Ann told Frontline that she was determined to use new ways of getting her message across to members. She has picked up many of the tricks of social networking from Alastair Campbell, former 10 Downing Street director of communications, who spoke at Congress. And CSP’s director of employment relations and union services Lesley Mercer joins her in the blog, drawing attention to the impact of pension changes on women. One thing that concerns them both is that most women will lose £8,400 as a result of the Chancellor’s decision to raise the state pension age to 66. The message is to read the small print in the spending review, Ann says. While the minutiae of government finance might not be everyone’s idea of a light read, Ann does manage some ‘down time’ too. To round off her week, she had a night at the cinema with Lesley Mercer to see Made in Dagenham  – a film about women at the Ford plant in the 1960s who stood up for themselves over equal pay. To find out what she thought of it go to ‘Life in the chair’ at: www.csp.org.uk

   

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