A cheque to the Benevolent Fund, for £200, was presented by John to Chris Hills, Head of HR, at the meeting of the Whitley GPC on 17 July.
At the same time the Branch Committee were discussing what to do with the Barclay’s windfall, they noticed an article from the Museums Association about Directors Bonuses for 2011/12. The article pointed out that some National Directors had donated bonuses to their institutions.
Members at the NHM Branch AGM were critical of Mike Dixon for being one of the Directors that intended to keep their bonus. Prospect negotiator Mike Weiler passed on the Branch criticism to Mike Dixon, who was defensive about keeping his bonus, as it was part of his pay package and subject to meeting performance criteria.
The Branch Committee hope Mike Dixon will follow their example and donate his bonus to benefit the Museum.