Tuesday, February 17, 2015
UNISON standing up to racism
It's good to see UNISON's high profile support for the forthcoming demonstration against racism, in London on 21 March.
As the continuing crisis unleashed by the banking collapse continues to work itself out through a brutal assault on what is left of the welfare state, racism is on the rise in many European countries and beyond.
The trade union movement has to be the rock upon which the waves of reaction break - at least we have to try. The question of racism - and of opposition to racism - will be important in the General Election.
Therefore we need to consider how this question is debated at UNISON's Conference. I hope that My NEC colleagues will consider submitting a motion which addresses this question (even if that means changing some of our minds tomorrow).
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