Unison Conference never disappoints. Inspirational speakers and debates. If you have never been, you should volunteer. So far I have been to a rally with International speakers. It is only by trade unions working together that we will achieve good pay and t&c. As long as there are people in poverty companies are going to move their business to ‘save money’.
The branch needs to get active on the TTIP. This has important ramifications for you. If this agreement goes ahead it means that multi national companies will be able to dictate government policies, remove employment protections and decide your pay – the Egyptian government are being sued by an mult-national company for increasing the minimum wage. Paul will have more details.
One of the international visitors is from Colombia where being a trade union rep can cost you your life. It makes me feel very humble.
I am signing off for now. Will sent more as the Conference progresses.