Sunday, June 13, 2010

Card Vote II - just when you thought it was safe to go back into Local Government Conference...

I will aim tomorrow to blog a full report of today's business at Unison Local Government Conference, and of the well attended fringe meeting organised jointly between the Lambeth and Barnet branches this evening.

For now I shall simply note that - for the second year running - the Lambeth Branch has found itself associated with a card vote at Local Government Conference.

Having been supported with qualifications by the Service Group Executive on an amendment concerning the potentially valuable role of local Trades Councils in responding to the Total Place initiative, the branch was flattered by attention from delegates from Newcastle and Manchester opposed to working through Trades Councils on this issue.

The outcome of the subsequent Card Vote is awaited. A rational explanation for the position of critics of the amendment is also awaited...

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