Friday, 10 May 2013

Jerry Hicks, Unite the Union & the Awkward Squad

FROM Jerry Hicks:
 Please forward to all your contacts / Facebook / Blogs / Twitter /all other stuff. Contact me about what's happening where you are email
Tel: 07817827912 Ta Jerry.

'80,000 votes [for Jerry as Unite General Sec.] are not going away & will not be ignored'

Our 'mini tour' round the country continues a pace, to discuss how to organise and build on the magnificent 80,000 votes and continue the fight to make Unite a better union for the members. So far already taking in Birmingham, London and Plymouth.

The accute need for something better has for this has been brought home to us with a 'BANG'........................ [See attached leaflet for full explanation]. London & Eastern Regional Council at its April meeting has decided to close 100’s of branches throughout the region with effect from May 15th. There has been NO consultation in advance of this sudden move. No one has even been informed which branch they will become a member of.

A meeting about the Branch closures in London & Eastern Region has been called [by supporters of Jerry Hicks] for next Thursday 16th May 7-30pm to 9-30pm at the Friends Meeting House Rainsford Road, Chelmsford; CM1 2QL. All Unite members welcome to attend.

Don't agonise, organise!

Here on details of other Post-election meetings please try to get to one near you:
Saturday 11th May: 2-4pm, Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ (near Piccadilly Gardens and station). Download a leaflet. Facebook.

Saturday 18th May: 6pm, Cambridge

Monday 20th May: 7:30pm, The Old Fighting Cocks, 48 Market Street, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6DU

Tuesday 21st May: 6pm, function room, O'Neills, 26 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL

Wednesday 22nd May: 7:30pm, Belle Vue Club, Kedal Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QU

Thursday 23rd May: 7pm, upstairs room, The Piper on the Square, 57 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL (by George Square).

The discussions at the regional meetings will be followed by a national meeting to take decisions on next steps:
London National Meeting: Saturday 25th May, 1pm, Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London NW1 1EE (nearest tubes Euston and Kings Cross). Leaflet. Facebook.

Info: I am in the process of making a number of complaints regarding abuses during the General Secretary election, as soon as there are any major developments I will let you know.

Finally [for now] some brilliant news- Unite member and Grass Roots left Chair Gerry Downing, a bus driver in London for Metroline at the Wilsden garage, has won his reinstatement following his successful appeal against his sacking today [Tuesday 30th April]. Massive congratulations to Gerry Downing and those who joined showed their solidarity support at the picket of his appeal hearing.
Keep on keeping on, Jerry.

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