Thursday, September 13, 2007

Auld Lang Syne...

My best intentions to blog regularly at the TUC have been frustrated. I can report exclusively that Congress sang Auld Lang Syne...

In part this blogging failure is because I spent some time supporting the Fremantle workers - and working fruitlessly on the Emergency Motion which was not in the end admitted to the agenda (although the strong support for the dispute by the UNISON delegation at the TUC and from many other General Secretaries and delegates was very positive).

I was very pleased to be able to support an Emergency Motion from the Prison Officers Association today moved by POA President Colin Moses, and expressing support for the POA who face legal threats from the Government - the Union could see fines of half a million quid because their members rightly walked out on strike, and the entire Executive could face dismissal.

All the anodyne rubbish that I heard about a "change of tone" from the new Prime Minister this week is thoroughly exposed by this vicious attack by the Government on a public service trade union. UNISON branches need to be moving resolutions in support of our fellow public servants!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

well Brown did say he was a 'conviction' politician!

Anonymous said...

You could have mentioned how Auld Lang Syne was cruelly murdered by the leadership of the TUC.

Next year we demand the words and an exact instruction on when to cross hands!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of them knew the words? Here they are: http://www.aeu-studio.com/article.cfm/id/218491