Thursday, April 01, 2010

Regional supervision of UNISON Branches

In a shocking development today, 1 April, all UNISON Branches in Greater London believed to be led by leftwingers, starting with the Lambeth local government branch, are to be placed under Regional supervision.

Nick Venedi, until recently joint Branch Secretary in Lambeth is to play a key role, alongside newly appointed organiser Avril Poisson.

This development has already been welcomed by the "UNISON Active" blog, and it is understood that Regional Finance Convenor, John Gray will comment further shortly.

All members in affected branches will be contacted before noon on Thursday April 1st.

Update on Monday - morning - I have had text confirmation of this development from John Burgess in Barnet!

It's now past noon so April Fool's Day is over for another year. I am sincerely flattered but also impressed by the local employer's contribution (to consult on "Dress Up Mondays") which simply outclassed my attempt to call strike action relying upon the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act (Exceptions in respect of All Fools’ Day) Regulations to avoid the need for a ballot...

5 comments:

nick venedi said...

Jon, you know am running off to Crickelwood (or Hollywood depending on the BA strike) with Brad Pitt. So no can do am afraid..

Anonymous said...

Barnet branch has also fallen i repeat Barnet
has fallen god bless us all

James B said...

Sounds like a very fool-ish assault on democracy by the regional leadership Jon.

James B said...

Sounds like a very fool-ish assault on democracy by the regional leadership Jon.

Anonymous said...

What constitutes 'left wing' these days anyway??

R