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For a fighting and democratic Unison general secretary, vote Roger Bannister
Socialist Party member Roger Bannister is standing for election as general secretary of Unison.
Roger, Unison branch secretary in Knowsley, is a lifelong socialist and anti-austerity activist who has committed to mobilise opposition to the attacks coming from this vicious Tory government.
Recently Roger has condemned the actions of both Hull and North Lanarkshire councils for their attacks on trade unions and workers.
Speaking about Hull City Council's decision to make five full time union convenors redundant (see left) Roger said: "I have always been prepared to work alongside Labour councillors who opposed cuts in words and deeds in the council chamber. I welcomed the election of Jeremy Corbyn as a great step forward for the anti-austerity movement. Hull councillors should follow his message. I also ask Jeremy Corbyn to intervene directly to support the unions."
North Lanarkshire has announced plans to axe 1,100 jobs (10% of its workforce). Roger has expressed solidarity with Unison members in North Lanarkshire and committed to fight attacks and cuts like these if elected.
Roger has said: "Unison cannot carry on as it is, punching below its weight, while members live daily with the threat of redundancy and cuts to pay and conditions."
If you are a Unison member and agree that Unison needs a fighting strategy to beat the cuts and win victories for members, we urge you to vote for Roger Bannister.
Ballot papers will be hitting doorsteps from 9 November and voting closes 4 December.
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