Today’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at Central Park discussed the company offer to settle the dispute. Members unanimously passed the following motion:
We welcome the offer from the company to resolve the dispute and endorse the recommendation from our Regional Officer and the Reps’ Committee that the offer should be accepted.
We resolve to:
The open meetings will take place in MAN35 G CR2 on:
1) Friday 31st August, 12:30-1pm
2) Friday 31st August, 2-2:30pm
3) Tuesday 4th September, 10:30-11am
4) Tuesday 4th September, 12-12:30pm
The meeting also heard from Karen Reissmann from the UNISON Manchester Community & Mental Health Branch. Amongst many union bodies that had supported us during our dispute, Karen’s had been one of the strongest. Members of the branch had been on strike at the same time as us and taken part in joint rallies and events.
After winning their campaign against cuts, job losses and downgrading, the branch now faces a fresh dispute after the trust suspended her on disciplinary allegations entirely relating to her union role. Members of the branch will be striking for Karen’s reinstatement from Wednesday of next week. The meeting agreed to make a £2000 donation from our strike fund and a collection raised an additional £250.80.
More information can be found from www.reinstate-karen.org or supportkarenreissmann.googlepages.com.