Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Conference blogging delayed

Every year I intend to blog regularly at Unison Conference and every year I find that I fail - because Conference, as much as it takes place in a bubble, takes place in a very busy bubble.

Those who want a blow by blow account of Conference business can in any event find it on Unison's official website. I shall limit myself to some general observations.

The keynote speech by our General Secretary was not on a par with last year's and the eventual ovation was muted by comparison with 2009.

The best response of the speech was to Dave's pledge to ballot for national strike action to defend our pensions, a position now adopted by the Conference having agreed Motion 18.

The remainder of the week may help us to determine how real this determination to fight is...

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