Sorry for delay, been busy and don't check this forum that often.
Of course my fellow members can take it that I received no reply from Ian the Invisible Man. He obviously believes in keeping a very low profile indeed and that communication between union members and their General Secretary is strictly a 'one-way street'. Not that I've seen much traffic coming down the one-way street from his end of it, if you'll pardon the tortured analogy.
I'm thoroughly fed up with the lack of leadership and poor commuication in NAPO and don't see why we should bother to pay our subs anymore, we're not getting any value out of it and are generally being treated like mugs. Shame really as I've always believed in trades unionism and always been a member in every line of work I've been in. I'll just have to find a more effective, better run union and join them.