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Posted on 7 July 2010 at 2:24 GMT
Unison by-election: fighting leadership needed
The public sector union Unison has announced the timetable for national executive (NEC) by-elections, including the local government male seat that was held by Socialist Party member Glenn Kelly.
Glenn, along with three other Socialist Party members, was witch-hunted and he has been banned from office for two years by the Unison leadership.
Glenn asks for all local government Unison branches to nominate Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre for this post.
If elected, Hugo would help fight to make the union take action to defend public sector jobs and services.
All Unison branches in the Northern region should also nominate Socialist Party member John Malcolm.
The nomination period will close on 6 August. The elections will take place from 27 September to 22 October.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
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