@cardoon - I welcome your input, "new" or not. The IfL developed from a vision for the FE sector - a member body "led by the members for the members." You have no voice in the IfL (none of us do). We are irrelevant & unvalued. The tiny minority of IfL people who have annexed the body, the cabal in control, clearly feel their "heroic leadership" benefits us all, and they fundamentally regard ordinary lecturers as being unprofessional, & in need of their "enlightened" reform. They fail to listen to the people democratically elected to represent us; they believe disenfranchising IfL members from the election of key roles like Chair & President is acceptable. They must be expelled.