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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 April 2013

Unison elections: Vote for Socialist Party and Reclaim the Union candidates

Glenn Kelly at Socialist Party congress 2013, standing in the Local Government service group, photo Senan

Glenn Kelly at Socialist Party congress 2013, standing in the Local Government service group, photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

Elections for Unison's national executive (NEC) start on 22 April and run until 24 May.

Members of the Socialist Party are standing, alongside candidates organised in United Left, as part of the Reclaim the Union election slate, in the seats listed.

The Con-Dem government is determined to destroy the NHS and the welfare state.

This must be resisted by the full strength of Unison, other unions and local communities. We need an NEC leadership that is determined to win.

The NEC has a responsibility to organise and plan a coordinated fightback instead of leaving branches to fight alone.

The employers are saying take cuts in pay and conditions or face more job losses or we will pull out of the national pay agreements.

However, the union is wrong to believe that the way to protect our national agreements is to give away some of our rights, as they have recently done in the health service.


The Socialist Party believes that:-


The Reclaim the Union candidates are: (Socialist Party members are asterisked).

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