Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Recruitment report to the UNISON NEC

Debates about recruitment at the UNISON NEC are like Groundhog Day but less amusing. UNISON has been gaining members for the past eight years but recruitment this year has been disappointing.

As always the conclusion which we are invited to draw is that, like Boxer in Animal Farm, we must work harder. The evidence is that we recruit best when the Union is fighting hard for our members interests, but evidence-based policy-making is not necessarily a strong point for our NEC…

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