Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/757/16348

From The Socialist newspaper, 20 March 2013

Glenn Kelly at Socialist Party congress 2013, photo Senan

Glenn Kelly at Socialist Party congress 2013, photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

Another victory in the battle against Unison witch-hunt

Glenn Kelly re-elected as branch secretary

Unison's leadership was defeated in the courts over illegally banning four Socialist Party members from holding office.

Recently the union was forced to call an AGM and elections in the Bromley local government branch where Glenn Kelly had been removed as branch secretary.

This was the first time in four years that the members of the branch had the chance to decide who they wanted as their branch secretary, as opposed to an unelected full-time official running the branch.

Most of the branch's stewards have defected from the union in disgust at the ban and imposition of regional administration, along with hundreds of union members.

So the union bureaucracy obviously thought now was a safe time to hold elections and keep Glenn Kelly out of office.

However on 13 March it was announced that in the only contested election in the branch Glenn has been re-elected as branch secretary.

It was reported to the AGM that the branch is to be lifted out of regional administration on 2 April.

The union bureaucracy was clearly hoping that, having tried to isolate Glenn in the last few years, denying him a right to play any union role and even threatening him when he carried out his role as staff side secretary in representing workers, that this was their moment to get rid of him.

But it shows that at the first opportunity to show who they support - Glenn or the witch-hunt - workers have voted for a fighting democratic leadership that they know will stand up for them, not only against their employer but also against the union bureaucracy.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 20 March 2013:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Axe the bedroom tax!

Trade unions must lead anti-cuts fightback

PCS preparing for 20 March strike, and more action after

Another Dooh Nibor budget - stealing from the poor to give to the rich

Them & Us


Socialist Party NHS campaigning

Prescription: Fight profiteering from health

New faces - same Welsh Labour NHS cuts!

Stop Mid-Yorks NHS cuts


International socialist news and analysis

Iraq: Ten years after 'shock and awe'

Cypriot workers resist bank-robbing Troika

Alexis Tsipras in London


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Are you sick of your boss? Enough is enough

Fight grows against privatisation at Sussex Uni

TUSC election campaign has an impact in Gospel Oak

Building TUSC in the unions

Socialist Students win debate with Labour

North West TUC fails to debate councillors and cuts

Help build an alternative to the pro-cuts press with a May Day greeting

Socialist Party subs appeal


Socialist Party workplace news

Another victory in the battle against Unison witch-hunt

Blacklisted electrician wins his case

Revenue and Customs wants to end face-to-face contact

Clapham march to save fire station

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reviews

Books that inspired me

Riots Reframed - starting the debate


 

Home   |   The Socialist 20 March 2013   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Bromley:

triangleBromley library workers strike against privatisation

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleFight the 'burning' of our museums and libraries!

triangleUnion library campaign strikes blow against Tories

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Unison:

triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

triangleThe fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against capitalist austerity

triangleUnison attacks Barts deal after failing to ballot their members for strike action

triangleSurrey County Council staff on collision course over pay freeze

Witch-hunt:

triangleLivingstone's smear of Militant

triangleThe Socialist Party and support for the Corbyn movement

triangleSupport the campaign to readmit expelled socialists

Union:

triangleRoyal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

Glenn Kelly:

triangleUnison conference: confident delegates take control, give Corbyn 'rapturous' welcome

Socialist Party:

trianglePowerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

19/10/17

North West

Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

PCS

Balloting members on the pay cap

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

More ...

triangle21 Oct Birmingham: NSSN Solidarity Forum

triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2