Unison - Members retain control
WORKERS, MAY 2009 ISSUE
For the fourth year running the united member alliance – “London for Change” – has swept the elections in Unison’s Greater London Region March annual general meeting.
The campaign to return control of the union to the members, freeze out the sectarian ultra-left and place members’ interests foremost has gone from strength to strength. All six lay convenor positions were retained with increased majorities and a majority has again been established on the Regional Committee.
A baying minority at the AGM shouted and bawled, trying every threatening tactic, insulting lay members and staff – but they have hit a wall of resistance: more and more delegates are standing up to them. Organisation, unity, discipline and numbers are showing the union can be reclaimed from unrepresentative minorities.