Saturday, June 23, 2007

UNISON NEC agrees to lobby Parliament

At the first meeting of the 2007/09 UNISON NEC, Norma Stephenson was elected President with Sue Highton and Gerry Gallagher as her Vice Presidents. The only other decision taken by the NEC was to agree, with the support of the newly elected President, with a suggestion that I made that the NEC should collectively attend the lobby of Parliament on 10 July.

All UNISON members – indeed everyone who cares about the future of our public services – should support the lobby of Parliament. On the UNISON website you can access a briefing note together with guidance on how to lobby your MP and details of the practical arrangements for the day.

As we move towards strike action over pay the question of funding for local government is vitally important and we need to take our arguments directly to the Government, who stand behind our employers holding the purse strings.

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