On Tuesday UNITE held the first union meeting at Solihull for many years. The turnout was impressive, with both union members and non-members taking part.
Sarah Holden explained the background and the reasoning behind our current campaign and a lively discussion ensued.
The following motion was agreed:
We instruct our reps for the Midlands area to act on members’ anger at the threatened close of accrual to the ICL Defined Benefit Scheme and continued erosion of pay and benefits by liaising with the national combine to organise members’ local activities for the Pay and Pensions campaign.
A further lunchtime meeting will be scheduled in a month’s time – look out for details.
On Wednesday UNITE held a successful meeting in Staines, another site where this has not been a regular event. As well as STN02 residents, employees from other Thames Valley sites took part.
UNITE is planning a meeting in Wakefield:
12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 23rd July
WAK01 Hemsworth Room (this may be subject to change)
The same day, UNITE will be having another meeting in Crewe, following up on the one on 1st July:
12.30-1:30pm, Thursday, 23rd July
Room CR 0-2 at CRE02.
Two local meetings have already been held for members on the ThomsonReuters account in London, with two more planned.
With our “Enough Is Enough” campaign around pay and pensions gathering pace, it is important that you have the opportunity to meet up with your reps and other members to discuss the situation – wherever you are based.
UNITE is also in the process of organising meetings in Basingstoke, London and Newcastle.
If there’s not a meeting scheduled for your area, why not contact one of your local reps / contacts (see list below) to discuss setting one up?
If there’s no rep or contact where you are, why not volunteer?