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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 February 2019

South East Unison annual general meeting votes for no-cuts budgets

Surrey Unison on the march against austerity last April.

Surrey Unison on the march against austerity last April.   (Click to enlarge)

A motion calling on all councils to pass no-cuts budgets should be on the agenda at the conference of public service union Unison.

Paul Couchman, a Socialist Party member and branch secretary of Surrey Unison, proposed the resolution at the annual general meeting of the South East region of the union.

At the meeting, the anti-cuts initiative topped the poll out of seven motions.

Another motion from the Surrey branch calling for Labour's Blairite defectors to face by-elections passed overwhelmingly, but only unofficially.

Nine attendees bought copies of the Socialist and the left consolidated its position on the union's regional committee and in key regional positions.

Socialist Party members in Unison

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