A Union view of elections to the Engineering Assembly
Mr John Lyons, the General Secretary of the Engineers' & Managers' Association and also a member of the Engineering Council, has voiced strong criticism, in the June issue of his union's journal, of the four major engineering institutions. The targets for his criticism are the lists of selected candidates for the elections to the Engineering Assembly published by each of the institutions. The comments made by Mr Lyons, which may be of interest to our members and which have been extracted from the press release, are as follows:
The Assembly, as a vehicle for the views of the profession, faces the possibility of being stillborn. If this happens it will be down to the actions of the four major engineering institutions, who have set out in an organised way to secure as many seats as possible for their own chosen nominees . . . to the detriment of smaller institutions.