Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nearly there! And then?

In the midst of the busiest time I can remember in our branch office, with a constant stream of redundancy consultation, enlivened by the odd (and in one case very odd) privatisation, we seem to have distributed thousands upon thousands of postcards for Saturday's demonstration. From what I see and hear it seems that this is a story that could be repeated hundreds of times by UNISON Branch Secretaries up and down the country.

Today's eight page UNISON pullout in the Daily Mirror was an excellent piece of work which shows what can be done (let's hope the Mirror can be persuaded to be as helpful when we are explaining and justifying strike action to defend our pensions.)

We need hundreds of thousands on Saturday - and then we need to give our members and supporters things to do next. Action to support the NHS on 1 April is the next target date - but strike action to defend pensions is the next big challenge.

26 March needs to be a great achievement - but it has to be the start, not the culmination of our campaign.

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