Ed's union & Momentum blog

North East Socialist activist in Unison, Labour and Momentum (of course all personal capacity!)

Unison treasurer election 2013

Vote Ed Whitby for Treasurer

The Cuts are destroying local government.  Workloads, stress, low morale, lower pay and hardship are devastating us

I’m standing to build a campaigning Unison which uses our resources to best represent and win for our members.

We need to

  • Stand up to management
  • Call on Councillors to vote against cuts.
  • Challenge management for ignoring what we said in staff survey
  • Work for a proper fight over pay
  • Build a higher profile campaign to defend jobs / reduce workload (even voluntary redundancies mean extra work!)

I will:

  • Defend our strike fund – propose we use it
  • Fight to target resources to organising, involving, and communicating with members – more active in the workplace.

I want the branch to:

  • Review paying an “honorarium” to officers: is spending £30,000 on top of salaries the best use of funds?
  • Involve more members: if the AGM attracts less than 3 percent, let’s review timing, provide childcare, hold two AGMs, etc
  • Reform elections, ask candidates to produce manifestos, officers to write reports for AGM and consider postal ballots
  • Review who is on release to the union, prioritise organising with members over meetings with management

About me

I have been a member for 16 years; I’m convenor for Children’s Services and a steward. I’m active in many local campaigns and struggles. I’m a socialist and a supporter of Workers’ Liberty (www.workersliberty.org)

Experience of managing large budget (at work and as treasurer of community / tenants groups)




One thought on “Unison treasurer election 2013

  1. 2013???
    Momentum must not interfere in the elections of an affiliated union – it will be used by the right in UNISON to exclude work with Momentum (they did this with Keep Our NHS Public),

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