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Elections for UNISON's national executive council (NEC) are under way. Five Socialist Party members are standing as part of the UNISON United Left group: Raph Parkinson, national additional male seat, Jean Thorpe, East Midlands female seat, Roger Bannister, north west male seat, Adrian O'Malley, health care group male seat and Glenn Kelly, local government group general seat.
They are standing on a platform of a minimum wage of £8 an hour and increased public expenditure on schools, hospitals, housing etc to provide work for all. An end to - and the reversal of - all privatisation of all public services. Employment rights from day one.
End discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, sexuality, disability and all forms of prejudice. Democratic, member-led trade unions, with elected officials on a workers' wage. Disaffiliation from the Labour Party, for the creation of a new mass workers' party.
Leaflets are available from Bill Mullins on 020 8988 8767.
In The Socialist 4 April 2003: