Wednesday 24 June 2015

Activists are the beating heart of UNISON

'Activists are the beating heart of UNISON'
UNISON delegates in Glasgow today agreed urgent plans to improve its organising in the shadow of the election result and the Tories intensification of their austerity agenda and targeting of trade unions.

With its new majority, the government is expected to continue its privatisation and outsourcing of public services. Its manifesto commitments to reduce trade union facility time and the threat to end the DOCAS system of collecting member subscriptions will affect the union’s ability to fight back against further cuts and privatisation.
UNISON is promoting a new, whole-union strategy to  increase reps, improve and adapt their training, find new systems to allow activists to volunteer, and to support and nurture existing ones.
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