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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 January 2008
Vote Jim Cessford
Socialist Party member Jim Cessford is standing for assistant branch secretary of Manchester Unison local government branch. Jim is senior steward at Manchester Advice, with a proven record of defending members.
So-called "Service Improvement Programmes" and the freeze in central funding for councils will mean more cuts to services and jobs.
The national pay claim for 6%/£6.75 will need to be backed by action, prepared for at a local level. Jim told the socialist: "I am standing because I want to see Unison become a strong, democratically run union that stops funding Labour to attack workers, and instead helps to build a new mass workers' party."
Standing last year for the same position, Jim received a good vote, reflecting members' desire for a new and more effective branch leadership.
Manchester Unity Stewards (MUST) meeting, for all Unison members and activists who want to see a campaigning democratic union: Wednesday 23 January, 6pm, Room 5 at the Friends Meeting House on Mount Street, central Manchester. More info ring 07793 738 389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vote Jim Cessford
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