Saturday, 22 January 2011

National Shop Stewards Network elects Anti-Cuts Campaign Committee

A packed NSSN meeting voted at the end of a well-balanced debate to set up an anti-cuts campaign commitee of six trade unionists plus five representatives from anti-cuts campaigns.

The vote of 305 to 89 (only taken from the trade union delegates attending) showed that there was clear support for the proposal. I was elected on to the commitee to particularly add the voice of teachers, alongside reps from other unions such as PCS, UNISON, FBU and RMT - who will be represented by their National President Alex Gordon.

I was pleased to meet reps that attended from public sector unions in Bexley, Bromley, Grenwich and Lewisham who were all keen to co-ordinate our work in SE London aginst cuts and attacks on terms and conditions and had been impressed by the democratic way in which the debate had been conducted.


Riversider said...

Were there any abstentions Martin?

electmartin said...

Tellers supporting both motions counted the vote - a lengthy job because of the size of the meeting. I can't recall abstentions being asked for - although there was also no call from the floor to register an abstention.
There were perhaps another 200 attending from anti-cuts campaigns who did not have a right to vote on the motions.