UNISON National Delegate Conference drew to a close yesterday, and we were all proud to be UNISON members and activists. Glad to have been there in a great City, and at a time when the full strength of the union could be seen behind Glasgow City’s homeless caseworkers now twelve weeks on strike, and behind Robert O’Donnell, sacked SECC worker and steward. What shameful treatment. On top of this the SECC doesn’t recognise the union although it is 90% owned by Glasgow City Council.
UNISON vowed to fight for public services to keep them publicly owned, democratically accountable and delivered by the public sector. UNISON will take on the Tories and will fight against their anti trade union legislation and their threat to our right to strike .
UNISON will take the anti austerity message out to our members, the public and our politicians. This is a robbery not a recession and the rich getting richer echoed throughout the hall all week The 1000 richest families increased their wealth by £28bn to £547bn whilst a growing number of people can’t afford to heat their homes and have to rely on foodbanks. Many of these people are working too.