General Election 2015 “Why should I vote for you?”

General Election 2015 “Why should I vote for you?”

Will your Party deliver free education for all ?

Will your Party end tuition fees ?

Will your Party provide real jobs for young people ?
Will your Party continue to make cuts which will mean I will lose my job?

Will your Party continue to make cuts which will mean closure of Council services?

Will your Party continue to make cuts which will mean my job will be outsourced?
Will your Party make it harder for me to find a job with a living wage?

Will your Party continue the attacks on low paid workers ?

Will your Party attack my occupational pension?

Will your Party continue to reward the Bankers  and punish the poor?

Will your Party end inequality ?
Will your Party privatise my public services ?

Will your Party sell off the NHS ?

Will your Party keep attacking rights of workers?
Will your  Party attack elected trade union representatives?
Will your Party build more council housing ?

Will your Party continue vicious attacks on benefits for people with disabilities?

Will your Party repeal the  legislation to privatise the NHS?
Will your Party refuse to sign up to TTIP
Will you Party repeal anti trade union legislation?
Will your Party offer a real alternative to more and more Austerity? 

Barnet Alliance for Public Services meeting 23 September

Barnet Trades Council are organising a mass community meeting on

Thursday 23rd September

7-9pm, Emerald Suite, North London Business Park (NLBP),

Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1GN

Speakers invited include :

Alasdair Smith, Anti Academies Alliance,

John Lister Health Emergency

Shirley Franklin, Defend Whittington Hospital Coalition

Ken Loach, Film Director

Democracy at stake in Hammersmith & Fulham

Barnet UNISON members who attended our branch meeting last month heard speakers from Essex and Hammersmith describe what was happening in their boroughs.


These Branches were invited because Barnet, Hammersmith and Essex are often quoted together as possible pilots of what council services will look like under a Cameron government.


What is happening in all three boroughs is very different which is why I am shocked to report that three branch officers including the Branch Secretary, have been de-recognised at a time when the whole workforce have been dismissed and re-engaged on inferior terms and conditions.

The issue has been brought to Parliament through an early day motion

See link below

Please encourage your local MP to sign this motion.

The next five years are going to provide very challenging for staff working in public services. Our country has a proud record about democracy and belonging to a trade union is one of them. Trade Unions must be allowed to represent the views of their members. Attacks on trade union reps are an attack on democracy and must be condemned.

In Doncaster the UNISON Branch Secretary Jim Board was suspended for giving an interview on Channel Four.

The response from local UNISON branches, General Secretary and the region swiftly brought the suspension to an end.

I fully expect to hear news that a similar response both nationally and regionally will bring an end to the de-recognition and allow the democratically elected UNISON officers to carry out their legitimate duties to represent their members.

I can report that UNISON members are currently being balloted on industrial action in response to the dismissal and re-engagement on inferior contracts.

I will ask for an update from the branch.

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