Thursday, 27 November 2014
UNISON Local Government Branches prepare for special conference
Branches representing over 30% of UNISON’s Local Government membership have backed the call for a special conference to discuss how we were saddled with such a rotten pay deal.
Meeting on Wednesday 26 November the Local Government SGE referred the Conference to the National Executive on Wednesday 3 December to agree financing it. The Standing Orders Committee will meet on Thursday 4 December to agree the timetable.
It is only the second time in UNISON’s history that branches have succeeded in requisitioning a Special Conference (the first was on the pensions dispute in 2007).
This shows the level of anger at the failed leadership that has led to a deal that further cuts in real pay, as does the fact that the call for the Conference came from Manchester branch, historically seen as very loyal to UNISON’s leadership. Branches need to be considering what motions to submit to the Conference.