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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 September 2007

Unison witch-hunt

Five Unison branch officers from four branches are under attack from the Unison leadership. The attack began at Unison's conference in June when the branches sought to challenge why Unison conferences are constantly denied the right to discuss certain issues. They produced a leaflet, which was then subjected to an unsubstantiated and unjustified attack of alleged racism. The branches were not given the right to respond to these attacks and an investigation has been launched.

These attacks on democratic rights are part of a general offensive by the union leadership to hang onto power no matter what.

Website: www.stopthewitchhunt.org.uk

For further information email: info@stopthewitchhunt.org.uk or write to: PO Box 858, London E11 1YG. Send protests to: The general secretary, Unison, I Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AJ.

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Socialist Party policy

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Education

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Socialist Party Marxist analysis

'Agitate, educate, organise': the role of the workers' press


International socialist news and analysis

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Workplace news and analysis

Belfast Airport workers score a victory

Unison witch-hunt

Plymouth dockyard


Socialist Party reviews

Fela Kuti, revolutionary musician

'Holding Fire' by Jack Shepherd

Save the 'Westie' in Aldershot


 

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