Following the resignation of long-serving UL exec member John Sheridan, there is a vacancy on the Executive Council for the Construction, Building and Allied Workers national industrial sector.
Frank Morris has been chosen by UNITED LEFT and the sector's own vibrant Rank and File as their candidate.
Frank was sacked when he was our only UNITE Shop Steward on London's massive CrossRail project as the employers tried to make this a union-free zone. Thanks to a massive UNITE leverage campaign the construction bosses backed down and Frank was reinstated. For the first time union access to all sites was won too.
Frank knows about union victimisation. Frank knows about organising in a hostile anti-union atmosphere. Frank knows about Rank and File organisation and action. Frank knows about the power of UNITE's leverage strategy.
If your branch or workplace has members of this sector then please ensure you nominate Frank Morris.
London construction Branch LE/0555 Membership no 31019430 Employer Bam Frank on Crossrail
There is a UNITE Executive Council by-election for the General Engineering and Manufacturing Services Industrial Sector (GEMS).
This sector is entitled to three seats.
A recent restructure of the Sector saw the private services membership (cleaners, janitors, care workers etc) transferring to a new Private Services industrial sector. Brenda Pleasants GEMS United Left Executive Council member has transferred across to the new Private Services sector as this is her industry.
This leaves a vacancy for an Executive Council seat representing the restructured GEMs sector. It is important we retain this seat for the United Left.
If your branch or workplace has members in the restructured GEMS sector, please ensure you nominate ROSS QUINN.
Branch NW/9515 Membership no 31033593 Employer IQA
Thousands marched and rallied in London to join the final leg of the People's 999 March for the NHS on Saturday 6 September.
A solid core of Darlington mums and other health campaigners re-enacted the historic Jarrow hunger march - this time in opposition to the wholesale privatiation of the National Health Service.
Fifty campaigners took three weeks to walk from South Tyneside to London, joined at every stage by thousands from local communities who marched some of the way.
The marchers stopped off for lunch at Clissold Park, greeted and welcomed by hundreds of local Hackney people.