Monday, September 08, 2008

Card vote fiasco...

Members of the UK's largest trade union may wonder why UNITE abstained on the POA amendment to the public sector pay composite (which sought unsuccessfully to add the word "strike" into the phrase "days of action").

UNITE's delegation had voted overwhelmingly for the amendment on the show of hands, but their voting card could not be found. The GMB backed the POA amendment as did several other unions - which contradicted what the UNISON delegation had been told yesterday when we were persuaded not to back the amendment on the grounds - in part - that no one else was.

Still, at least UNISON's President didn't mislay the voting card...

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