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Why we are standing

April 6, 2011

We are angry at the Con Dem attacks on the Welfare State and public services. They are trying to make ordinary people like us pay for the economic crisis created by bankers’ greed.

While our jobs, pay and services are cut, millionaires dodge taxes and bankers get billions in bonuses. Thousands of us marched against cuts on the 26th of March – but what next? With fighting leadership UNISON can unite public sector unions and users and organise real resistance. The present leadership have failed to lead action to stop the Tory assault.

We stand for:

  • Resistance to all cuts and privatisation
  • United industrial action to defend our pensions & a coordinated fight against the Tory pay freeze
  • Opposition to all attempts to divide us – like Cameron’s attack on multiculturalism
  • Only funding and supporting politicians who will join us in the fight against cuts. Labour councils should refuse to carry out Tory cuts and set needs budgets.
  • Ending the waste of members’ money on witchhunting of left wing activists

We are experienced activists from many backgrounds. Unlike the present leadership – who are quick with words but slow to lead action – we don’t just say it, we do it. Vote for us and build the fight against cuts and to protect jobs, pay, pensions and services. Elect a team for the battle to come.

Regional Seats

Eastern Region

Male Seat

Martin Booth

East Midlands Region

Female Seats (2 votes):

Jean Thorpe

Sharon Vasselin

Male Seat:

Richard Buckwell

Greater London Region

Female Seats (2 votes):

Marshajane Thompson

Helen Davies

Male Seat:

Jon Rogers

Reserved Seat:

Emilse Ocampo Medina

Northern Region

Female Seat:

Hannah Walter

Male Seat:

Dave Walkden

North West Region

General Seat:

Tony Wilson

Female Seats (2 votes):

Bernadette Gallagher

Karen Reissmann

Male Seat:

Roger Bannister

Scotland

Male Seat:

Duncan Smith

South East Region

Female Seats (2 votes):

Diana Leach

Emma McBeth

South West Region

Male Seat:

Nigel Behan

West Midlands Region

Female Seat:

Vez Kirkpatrick

Male Seat:

Clive Shakespeare

Yorkshire Region

General Seat:

Mike Forster

Female Seats (2 votes):

Angie Wallor

Helen Jenner

Male Seat:

Jim Board

Reserved Seat:

Vicky Perrin

Energy

Male Seat:

Dave Kuivala

Healthcare

General:

John Malcolm

Female:

Kate Ahrens

Male:

Len Hockey

Higher Education

Female:

Carole Hanson

Male:

Max Watson

Local Government

General:

Paul Holmes

Female Seats (2 votes):

Kathy Smith

Phoebe Watkins

Male seat:

Paul Couchman

Black members seats

Female Seats (2 votes):

F. Bola George

April Ashley

Male Seat:

Hugo Pierre

Young members Seat:

Kieran Grogan

Regional Seats

Eastern Region

Male Seat

Martin Booth

East Midlands Region

Female Seats (2 votes):

Jean Thorpe

Sharon Vasselin

Male Seat:

Richard Buckwell

Greater London Region

Female Seats (2 votes):

Marshajane Thompson

Helen Davies

Male Seat:

Jon Rogers

Reserved Seat:

Emilse Ocampo Medina

Northern Region

Female Seat:

Hannah Walter

Male Seat:

Dave Walkden

North West Region

General Seat:

Tony Wilson

Female Seats (2 votes):

Bernadette Gallagher

Karen Reissmann

Male Seat:

Roger Bannister

Scotland

Male Seat:

Duncan Smith

South East Region

Female Seats (2 votes):

Diana Leach

Emma McBeth

South West Region

Male Seat:

Nigel Behan

West Midlands Region

Female Seat:

Vez Kirkpatrick

Male Seat:

Clive Shakespeare

Yorkshire Region

General Seat:

Mike Forster

Female Seats (2 votes):

Angie Wallor

Helen Jenner

Male Seat:

Jim Board

Reserved Seat:

Vicky Perrin

Energy

Male Seat:

Dave Kuivala

Healthcare

General:

John Malcolm

Female:

Kate Ahrens

Male:

Len Hockey

Higher Education

Female:

Carole Hanson

Male:

Max Watson

Local Government

General:

Paul Holmes

Female Seats (2 votes):

Kathy Smith

Phoebe Watkins

Male seat:

Paul Couchman

Black members seats

Female Seats (2 votes):

F. Bola George

April Ashley

Male Seat:

Hugo Pierre

Young members Seat:

Kieran Grogan