Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. (William Morris - A Dream of John Ball)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Strike action on the way

Let’s hope the UNISON National Joint Council Committee on Monday accepts the recommendation to commence a strike ballot!

As the Head of Local Government puts it on the website;

"If we are to move the employers and the government to make a better offer, we need to mount a massive campaign to win a 'yes' vote in an industrial action ballot," "And then we must make sure that effective sustained action takes place in every council and workplace."

We also need unity with other public service workers who are in dispute over pay, or who will be, or who might be!

Incidentally, it is excellent news that health service members of UNISON in Manchester have voted to strike in support of victimised activist Karen Reissman and also that local government members in Edinburgh are taking strike action against cuts and job losses.

A vigorous campaigning approach is what we need to help our Union to grow – as much as we all enjoy adverts with animals on

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