Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Defending activists

It is good to see strong support for victimised Manchester health worker, Karen Reissman on the UNISON website today. We need to mobilise the same strong support for Michael Gavan, Chair of UNISON’s Newham local government branch, about whose suspension I have blogged before.

I hope to be able to support our members in Newham tomorrow at a protest at East Ham Town Hall. As the Government’s reactionary plans to devastate our public services and hold down the pay of public sector workers develop we will see more and more instances of employers, pursuing these policies, seeking to eliminate the opposition provided by effective trade union activists.

We need to defend our activists and remember which side we are on.

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