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.


P said...

Were there any abstentions Martin?

Martin 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.