Yeah. Unison estimates that there is a current shortfall in funding of councils of £10 billion for 2020-21. However, UNISON members away from the leadership of the campaigns of Holmes and McKenzie will be perplexed if their favoured candidates do not at least engage with the proposal from Hugo Pierre that a discussion should take place. They were fully aware of the consequences of administering Tory cuts for council services and the working-class communities they were elected to serve. Hugo Pierre est l’un des quatre candidats qui se présentent au poste de secrétaire général du plus grand syndicat britannique Unison. Les héritiers de Victor Hugo, dont Pierre Hugo, arrière-arrière-petit-fils de l'écrivain, ont été déboutés, vendredi, par la cour d'appel de Paris. Hackney back then wasn’t the diverse Hackney that we know today and there was a petition against my parents moving in. If Unison's bureaucracy spent as much effort defending council services as it does trying to prevent the union discussing them, we would be in a far better place. |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook, Unison get sec election shows left can win NEC, Hugo Pierre, a candidate in Unison's general secretary election, speaking at Socialism 2020, 21st November 2020, Women workers need strong trade unions to defend their jobs, pay and services. Left Foot Forward is conducting interviews with all four candidates who secured enough nominations. 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Voting in the ballot was as follows: Paul Holmes 45,220 (33.76%) Christina McAnea 63,900 (47.7%) Roger McKenzie 14,450 (10.79%) Hugo Pierre 10,382 (7.75%). It was two years ago that Northamptonshire Tory council invoked a Section 114 notice. The Tories want to dismantle and reduce the cost of local government as much as they can get away with. By clicking 'Sign me up' you confirm that you have read and agree to our, Inside Home Office plans to ramp up deportation flights, Why I joined Labour after voting for Boris Johnson in 2019, Prof Prem Sikka: The post-Brexit race to the bottom…, Prof Prem Sikka: With their Brexit deal, the…, Exclusive: Nigel Farage lost 50,000 followers after…. Support Hugo Pierre and transform Unison into a fighting democratic union in Featured Articles , Trade Union , Workplace News October 29, 2020 The election for a new general secretary of Unison, the largest trade union in Britain with 1.4 million members, has begun. Testing is failing - it's a privatised mess, Furloughed worker speaks out: Let down by insecure contracts, Transport for London given funding stop gap, Birmingham NHS porters' 48-hour strike against shift changes, Poland: Mass protests against abortion ban, Leeds protesters demand "Buhari must go!". The remaining left candidate is Paul Holmes. Whatever you can donate, we’re so grateful - and we will ensure your money goes as far as possible to deliver hard-hitting news. Peter Sharma is a branch officer and health and safety worker for UNISON in Edinburgh. Il est passé par les centres de formation de l’IFR Châteauroux et de l’Olympique Marseille. chipping in as little as £1 a week to help us survive? If we had a proper test-and-trace system that was implemented and developed during the lockdown, then the time that we have for a new lockdown would be put to good use. For a fighting, democratic general secretary, on a workers’ wage! Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary For a fighting, democratic general secretary, on a workers' wage! He wants to lead Unison and says it's "ducked out" of the battles its faced. But there’s a problem: we need readers like you to chip in to help us survive. Unison says that if £10 billion of cuts were made equally to all council services, £1.9 billion would be slashed from children services, £1.1 billion from environmental services (which includes cleansing and refuse collection) and £3.5 billion from adult social care (that is already in crisis). Candidate forms can be submitted online up until 25 September 2020. But as a member of the Socialist Party, he has decided to stand on their platform. In part one of a two-part interview, he told Left Foot Forward about his grassroots campaigning in North London’s schools and how he would make the union more combative if elected. But unfortunately, to date, Unison, which is affiliated to the Labour Party and is the biggest local authority trade union, has not called on Labour councillors to refuse to implement Tory cuts. We started with a nursery nurse strike. Unison general secretary candidate and Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre speaking during an anti-racism demo in 2017. As you’re here, we have something to ask you. The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. The nomination period for General Secretary of the big public services union Unison closed on 25 September. The figures are only beaten by those in sixth forms and universities. Motions to Unison's national conference or local government conference calling for national action against council cuts are ruled out of order (and never debated by conference) on the grounds of legal jeopardy. Hugo Pierre is one of four candidates running to be the General Secretary of the UK’s biggest trade union Unison. "Schools are going back after half term, and school support staff and teachers will be facing a situation they would never have been in if the government had followed a lot of the scientific advice that it had been given about making sure that the half-term break was longer. If I was general secretary of Unison now, I would be wanting to meet with all of the other trade union leaders to see that we carry out a really thorough campaign to make sure that track-and-trace is brought back into the public domain; that it's organised by local authorities in partnership with local health protection agencies, to make sure that we have an effective system of controlling this disease - unlike the shambolic situation that we've seen until now. And this figure is growing day by day, as councils have to fund shortfalls in income, such as losses of charges and taxes, and increased expenditure due to Covid-19, but are not fully reimbursed for this by central government, or by the Welsh and Scottish devolved governments. Would you be meeting with Rishi Sunak or would you have a more combative stance? Antoine Gambor est le frère aîné de Hugo Gambor. On local government funding, our position over the austerity position has not faced up to the challenges. They’re full-time paid officials of the union and they’re both at assistant secretary general level. In my first job, I became a trade unionist straight away. Together we can find the stories that get lost. However, despite their protestations to the contrary, there is something councillors can do to stop council cuts. If the funding of social care (as has been the case in the past) and public health was protected, other services such as housing, planning and environmental services would face cuts of 54%! Joe Lo. Thatcher abolished the ILEA and I got a job in Camden and have been the education convener ever since 1990 – first for NALGO and then for Unison. That has to change. in Featured Articles, Trade Union, Workplace News July 22, 2020. Party, Subscribe   Our lives, our jobs - not safe in Tory hands, Corbyn suspended - Time to fight for a new mass workers' party, Socialism 2020: Mass workers' voice needed, Why the Socialist Party is backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary. I believe UNISON could stop this Coalition of Losers by co-ordinating national action against their plans. Left Foot Forward. On the NHS, we need to work with other unions for a national pay rise. The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis. The Tories have found an orchard of money trees to bail out big business. If Labour councillors, MPs, MSPs in Scotland, and MSs in Wales, back cuts, then Hugo says Unison should withdraw funding from these individuals. Corbyn suspended: Join the fightback, join the socialists, Home   What should stay the same? He is running an independent socialist campaign to be general secretary after missing out on the Action Broad Left nomination. We shouldn’t have done that – we should have continued to fight to defend the pension that we had at that stage. If I was general secretary of Unison I would immediately contact Unite and other trade unions to call a conference of the workers' movement inside and outside of the Labour Party, to fight this attack and to discuss how to ensure workers have a political vehicle that does fight for their interests. When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few. We deliver progressive, independent media, that challenges the right’s hateful rhetoric. Therefore, this information could change. All payments are made through a secure server. Introducing Camden UNISON's Branch officers and departmental convenors. Camden UNISON is the largest trade union branch in the borough with about 3,000 members. Over the pandemic, trade union leaders have been working with government to shape things like the furlough scheme. 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