Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Peoples Assembly demonstration this Saturday

Join Islington UNISON on the march: assemble at the Angel at 12noon to head down to central London together

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Islington UNISON declares dispute with the Council over Random Testing for Drugs and Alchohol Misuse

Letter to Debra Norman, Director of Corporate Resources and Legal Services
From Jane Doolan, Branch Secretary, Islington UNISON Local Government Branch


Dear Debra

As you are aware at our AGM held on the 10th March we passed a motion. We provided copies of this at the last joint secretaries meeting on 30th March. In the light of the mandate from our members and our subsequent branch committee which took place on Thursday 7th April we have been instructed by our members representatives to write to you raising a formal dispute regarding this policy.


We have been holding discussions with you for some time so you should be well aware of our differences with you over this policy.
LBI already have specific policies in place that if used properly would negate the necessity of employing an outside agency to impose random drug and alcohol testing on your employees many of whom are UNISON members.


Even if UNISON was to agree that such a policy was needed, to date you have not provided the promised list of safety critical posts nor have you given a definition of what constitutes "for cause".


UNISON believes this is an ill conceived policy. At no point has any consideration been given as to where this random testing will take place. There is no privacy, confidentiality or dignity in this manner of testing. However, what you have done is propose to appoint 0.5 FTE post to work "alongside Randox and HHP"


You have entered into negotiations with HHP and intend to issue a contract without consulting with the trade unions and in the full knowledge that UNISON were highly likely to place this policy in dispute.


As you know our AGM was very clear it would take industrial action up to and including strike action if this policy is imposed. This was further confirmed unanimously by UNISON representatives on 7th April. We will be advising members and their representatives to attend the various road shows to raise their concerns directly and we will be advising our members not co operate with this policy once imposed.


We think it is atrocious that the council are linking a tragic incident which was related to a persons medical condition to a need to impose what is one of the most intrusive policies we have ever seen.


Members feel very angry about the implementation of this policy and some of them have even gone on to suggest that the reason it is being pushed is because the council have clearly entered into a longer term contract with Randox and have no choice but to impose such a policy.
We have been told that LBI has or is about to sign up with HHP. Had you signed up with them to give support and guidance to management on the existing policies we would not have a problem but in the current circumstances this just demonstrates that come hell or high water you are going to impose this draconian policy on our members.


We have on a number of occasions requested an EIA.To date that has not been forthcoming.There has been very little assurance given in respect of staff taking prescription or over the counter medication or for that matter very little in depth discussion around this issue.
This is of great concern to our members and their view is that the council are taking a very cavalier attitude towards this.


The branch committee have instructed me in the first instance to conduct a consultative ballot of members and I will be taking this up with our RO at the earliest opportunity. However, please take this as formal notification that we are now in dispute with the council.


Regards
Jane Doolan


Branch Secretary

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Islington UNISON AGM

The Islington UNISON AGM will be held on:



Thursday 10th March from 10am-12.45pm
Venue is the Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
opposite 222 Upper Street






Jeremy addresses rally on the town hall steps

Guest speakers:








The Right Honourable Jeremy Corbyn MP,
Leader of the Labour Party,

Islington UNISON member,
MP for Islington North



Jeremy addresses the 2015 AGM, Jane Doolan, Fiona Monkman and Mike Calvert on the platform





Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary, UNISON






Agenda's will be sent out later this week and newsletters have gone out.


Please come and hear Jeremy and Roger.




Best regards


Mike Calvert
Deputy Branch Secretary
Islington UNISON





Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Islington UNISON Open Day


Dear UNISON members

 

On Friday November 20th  we will be holding our Open Day in Islington Town Hall.

It will be in Committee rooms 5 and 6.

It runs from 12 noon - 6pm.

 

There will be stalls, refreshments, service providers etc.

 

We have invited our local MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, and the UNISON Assistant General Secretary, Roger McKenzie will be there.

 

Please come along if you can.

 

Best regards

 

Mike Calvert

Islington UNISON

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Islington UNISON nominates John Burgess for General Secretary

Islington UNISON has nominated John Burgess for UNISON General Secretary.

John is Branch Secretary of Barnet UNISON and has led the fight against Tory Barnet for many years
John has worked with other Trade unions and community groups in defending members

John will continue to:

Campaign against austerity and, if elected, will build a strong national media profile, put money and resources into branches, defend facility time and fight inequality in the workplace and continue fighting the anti-Trade Union laws.Defying them if necessary.

This election is your chance to vote for a change


http://johnburgess4gensec.blogspot.co.uk


Friday, 30 October 2015

Black members conference 2016

Black members conference 2016


22 – 24 January 2016
Venue Cymru, Llandudno

General Secretary election 2015


Dear Islington UNISON member,

 

Firstly, apologies if you get this twice, but my email seems to indicate it didn’t go.

 

From 9 November ballot papers will drop through your door for the General Secretary election of the union. The result will be announced in December.

 

The details are as follows:

9 November
Ballot opens – voting papers are sent to UNISON members

4 December at 17:00 hours
Ballot closes.

17 December
Results are published.

 

Our Branch Committee agreed to nominate John Burgess who is Branch Secretary of Barnet UNISON for General Secretary.

 

His website is:

 


 

The other three candidates are

 

Heather Wakefield (National Secretary, Local Government)

 

Her website is:

 


 

 

Roger Bannister (Branch Secretary, Knowsley LG and NEC member)

 


 

 

Dave Prentis (Current General Secretary)

 


 

 

 

Remember your vote counts.

 

The election opens on 9 November 2015. If you have not received a ballot paper by 16 November then please phone the UNISON ballot helpline on 0800 0 857 857.

Lines will be open from 6am to midnight on Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.

The textphone number for the helpline is 0800 0 967 968. The ballot helpline closes at noon on 1 December.

 

Comradely regards

 

Mike Calvert

Deputy Branch Secretary

 

Twitter: @IslingtonU77

 


 

TUC mass lobby of Parliament – protect the right to strike

TUC mass lobby of Parliament – protect the right to strike


2 November 20151:30pm
Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Add to calendar2015-11-02 13:30:00Europe/LondonTUC mass lobby of Parliament – protect the right to strikeWestminster, London SW1A 0AA Get directions

Join union members from across the UK for a rally and lobby of MPs against the undemocratic Trade Union Bill.
UNISON thinks MPs should be focusing on the real problems this country faces, not undermining people’s right to be supported at work. That’s why thousands of people are going to Parliament to talk to their MPs on 2 November.  

What’s happening?

12.30 – People arrive at Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH.
Please first go to the Great Hall (inside the Central Hall building) to register. There will be a UNISON table and UNISON learning staff will be there to answer any questions about what to say to MPs. 
1 – 3.30pm – rally
Hear from some exciting speakers from 1pm – 3.30pm.
2pm – lobbying starts
The lobbying in Parliament will start from 2pm and throughout the afternoon groups will go over to the House of Commons to meet with their MPs to explain why they should vote against the bill. It is always best to try and write to your MP advance or call 020 7219 3000 to say you are coming and ask for an appointment.
UNISON is creating a detailed guide on how to lobby your MP which will be available on this page soon, and UNISON reps will be at the rally to offer guidance.

Catering

There will be cash sales catering located on Level 3 outside the Great Hall. In addition there are catering outlets on the lower level of Central Hall.

How to get to Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster is located on Storey’s Gate, across the road from the Houses of Parliament and can be accessed in different ways.
Underground
St James’ Park station – Circle and District lines Westminster station – Jubilee, Circle and District lines Victoria station – Victoria, Circle and District lines British Rail
Walking distance from Victoria, Charing Cross and Westminster mainline stations.
Buses
11, 24, 148 and 211 pass the door. 3, 12, 53, 53x, 87, 88, 109, 159 and 453 stop nearby. Car parking
Public car parks operate in Abington Street, Horseferry Road, Rochester Row and Semley Place. There is also parking adjacent to the building on Tothill Street and Matthew Parker Street.

Disability access

If you have any disability or access requirements please email Ben Kind (b.kind@unison.co.uk) in advance.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members conference 2015

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members conference 2015


13 – 15 November 2015
The Brighton Centre

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Islington UNISON nominates John Burgess

Islington UNISON has nominated John Burgess for UNISON General Secretary in 2015.

The voting starts on 9th November

We will be sending out more information in the very next days

Mike

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Labour Leadership election and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign (written before the special conference)


Labour Leadership election and Jeremy Corbyn campaign.(Written before the election result)

 

UPDATE:  Jeremy Corbyn has won with a huge mandate with 59.5% of the vote winning overwhelmingly in every section of the ballot. Jeremy is right when he said we need to persuade registered and affiliated supporters to join the Labour Party, and I also support John McDonnell MP’s proposal  to have a recruitment drive to get 1 million Labour Party members. We need to build a movement that stands together with Jeremy, the unions and the community as a whole.

 

The ballot is now closed. Thanks to all the members who registered to vote in the Labour leadership election and voted for Jeremy Corbyn. I realise that many members’ votes never arrived. I am sorry about this. The party clearly needs to learn lessons about the conduct of the ballot which I undertake to raise.

 

One the best moments of my political activity was when UNISON nominated Jeremy on 29th July. I am a member of the committee that agreed to nominate him and it was an honour to be the first member of the committee to propose Jeremy. We won that nomination though due to members in our branch and in branches across the country who ensured members voice was heard via consultations and petitions. UNISON's nomination was described to me by a senior member of #teamcorbyn as 'a game changer' so let’s not forget the importance that vote.

 

Thanks also needsto go all those working on the campaign. From the volunteers on the phone banks and running events, to those running the social media campaign and to those in the office who must all now be exhausted. I wish to particularly thank MarshaJane Thompson who took time out of being Branch Secretary of Havering branch to work full time on the Campaign. However the hard work of all involved is appreciated by all those who want change in the Labour party.

 

Whatever happens now, the fact is things have changed. We have seen an unprecedented interest in politics of the left with tens of thousands attending rallies across the country. The campaign has seen unprecedented interest by young people including the involvement of my own daughters.  We have seen a huge surge of membership in the Labour party and we will have to be listened too (45,000 since Jeremy's election-ed)

 

I will be at the conference on Saturday as a UNISON delegate I will up date the branch as to the result which will hopefully be reported on in this newsletter . If Jeremy wins the hard work begins again, we have seen a taster into how the right wing media will distort and lie about Jeremy and the new front bench. However we have also seen how effective social media can be in counteracting these attacks, news is no longer in the hands of a few billionaires but in the hands of the many as long as we use it correctly our message will get out there.

 

For UNISON we need to continue to register members and encourage members to become full members of the party and get involved. I will be making further contact with members soon on this.

 

Andrew Berry

Labour Link Officer

Corbynmania: Jeremy tells it like it is!

Corbynmania: Jeremy tells it like it is!

By Eric Hill
Retired Members' Secretary
islington UNISON

“He tells it as it is!”—“He believes what he says and says what he believes!”—“What you see is what you get!” These are some of the reasons why Jeremy Corbyn stood out from the other candidates for the leadership of the Labour Party—was so completely different from them—and why he is now the new leader. Jeremy represents the core Labour values needed to build a fairer society. His anti-austerity message inspired people and restored their faith that a better way was possible—and, with a majority Tory Government in power, we need Labour to reconnect with its roots.

Across Britain the injustices are plain to see. The City has gone back to making money for itself as if nothing had happened, the use of food banks is soaring, child poverty is on the rise and the gap between the rich and poor has widened enormously. However what did the other candidates for the leadership do when faced with the Tory’s brutal and vindictive welfare cuts? They all took the absurd stance of abstaining—a position which now has to be seen as even more absurd and indeed deplorable given the perversely named Work and Pensions Secretary Duncan Smith’s deliberate attack on the sick and disabled in his recent further attack on benefits. This is the man who punched the air when Osborne announced £12 billion worth of welfare cuts in the last budget Jeremy on the other hand did the natural and right thing. He voted against the Tories!!

During his campaign he packed meetings up and down the land—with lots of people passionately discussing politics for the first time. Young people have had their imagination fired again. The Tories offer only fear. Fear of welfare cuts, fear of austerity, fear of the endless erosion of public services and quality of life. Jeremy offers a vision of hope that there can be a better future.

Why did Labour do so badly at the last General Election? In my view a major reason was that the Labour leadership decided that the best way to replace a vindictive, anti-trade union, anti-working class government was to copy them. The Tories argued for even more welfare cuts than had already been implemented by the previous government. They argued for continued austerity—but not for their rich fellow travellers. The Labour leadership also argued for cuts and austerity—only over a longer period of time. Austerity light as opposed to austerity heavy. They did not offer a real alternative to the Tories—an alternative that would protect public services; that said there was another way other than austerity; that protected the working class rather than attacking them. It is clear from the crowds and support that Jeremy drew during his campaign that people did want an alternative to the Tories—not a pale imitation. Jeremy will certainly provide that.

Jeremy wants to end austerity. He wants to change the welfare state in a way that actually makes it fairer. He wants to use growth to move the country out of the deficit. He wants to get rid of Trident and use that money to move toward a fairer society. He wants to close the widening gap between the rich and the poor. These are just some of the issues that Jeremy as leader wants to address. Under his leadership the Labour Party WILL regain its core Labour values. It WILL connect with its roots.  He will fight to make the Labour Party a real alternative to the Tories—something the working class need and want. It is clear from the numbers who came to his meetings during his campaign; the enthusiasm there was for his views on the way forward; the message of hope that emanated from what he had to say that under his leadership the Labour Party CAN become electable again. 

   

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

General Secretary Elections 2015

General Secretary Elections 2015

The General Secretary elections will take place over the autumn and it is vitally important that we play a full part in electing our General Secretary .I have organised a hustings meeting for the 5 Candidates on September 21st  12.30 until 2pm in the Union Chapel. I have approached HR for facility time as I believe it is vital that our members fully participate  and hear what the candidates have to say and more importantly question them as to what they will do for us the membership if elected.

The candidates are Dave Prentis. Heather Wakefield, Hayley Garner, Roger Bannister and John Burgess. Their statements are going out in a mail out to members and they will also be available for members to read at the hustings.

If quorate the hustings will decide who the Islington Local Government branch will nominate. Nominations close at 5pm on the 9th October.

The ballot to elect the General Secretary opens on the 9th November and closes on the 4th December. The results will be published on the 17th December.

Their is a legal requirement for General Secretary elections to take place every 5 years so it is vital that we all participate in this election

Jane Doolan
Branch Secretary

Labour Leadership election and Jeremy Corbyn campaign.(Written before Saturday)

UPDATE:  Jeremy Corbyn has won with a huge mandate with 59.5% of the vote winning overwhelmingly in every section of the ballot. Jeremy is right when he said we need to persuade registered and affiliated supporters to join the Labour Party and I also support John McDonnell's proposal  to have a recruitment drive to get 1 million Labour Party members. We need to build a movement that stands together with Jeremy, the unions and the community as a whole.

The ballot is now closed. Thanks to all the members who registered to vote in the Labour leadership election and voted for Jeremy Corbyn. I realise that many members votes never arrived. I am sorry about this the party clearly needs to learn lessons about the conduct of the ballot which I undertake to raise.

One the best moments of my political activity was when UNISON nominated Jeremy on 29th July. I am a member of the committee that agreed to nominate him and it was an honour to be the first member of committee to propose Jeremy. We won that nomination though due to members in our branch and in branches across the country who ensured members voice was heard via consultations and petitions. UNISON's nomination was described to me by a senior member of #teamcorbyn as 'a game changer' so lets not forget the importance that vote.

Thanks also needs to go all those working on the campaign from the volunteers on the phone banks and running events, to those running the social media campaign and to those in the office who must all now be exhausted. I particularly like to thank MarshaJane Thompson who took time out of being Branch Secretary of Havering branch to work full time on the Campaign. However the hard work of all involved is appreciated by all those who want change in the Labour party.

Whatever happens now the fact is things have changed we have seen an unprecedented interest in politics of the left with tens of thousands attending rallies across the country. The campaign has seen an unprecedented interest by young people including the involvement of my own daughters  We have seen a huge surge of membership in the Labour party and we will have to be listened too (15,000 since jeremy's election on Saturday-ed)

I will be at the conference on Saturday as a UNISON delegate I will up date the branch as to the result which will hopefully be reported on in thus newsletter . If Jeremy wins the hard work begins again, we have seen a taster into how the right wing media will distort and lie about Jeremy and the new front bench. However we have also seen how effective social media can be in counteracting these attacks, news is no longer in the hands of a few billionaires but in the hands of the many as long as we use it correctly our message will get out there.

For UNISON we need to continue to register members and encourage members to become full members of the party and get involved. I will be making further contact with members soon on this.

Andrew Berry
Labour Link Officer

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Our very own Jeremy wins by a landslide

Dear members of Islington UNISON

The most amazing event in this country probably since WW2 in the Labour Party has happened: a political earthquake.

This branch's very own member and favourite son, Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, is the new leader of the British Labour Party.

Congratulations to Jeremy on his remarkable win, and to all those who organisied his campaign: especially the 16,000 volunteers and Kat Fletcher, among many others.

There will be loads of stuff on the blog in the next few days about what this means for us and a new copy of the newsletter will be out this coming week with more features on this success.

Mike

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

National Labour link Committee (Greater London seat) advice


The Branch has nominated Andrew Berry, current member of the National Committee for the Greater London seat for the National Labour Link.
Please bear this in mind when casting your votes, which are in a separate envelope.
Mike

Guidance for the Labour leadership election

For those who have registered but not yet voted here is some guidance including UNISON recommendations from both National and Branch were applicable.
Leader Election
UNISON has nominated Jeremy Corbyn MP and therefore recommends a 1st preference for Jeremy, the Islington Branch are also fully behind the Jeremy for leader Campaign. Jeremy is great friend of the Islington Branch has always supported the branch in campaigns and actions.
UNISON has also recommended a 2nd preference for Yvette Cooper MP.
Deputy Leader Election
UNISON has nominated Angela Eagle MP as Deputy Leader and recommends a 1st Preference.
UNISON also has recommended a 2nd preference for Stella Creasy MP.
Mayoral candidate selection
Greater London UNISON has made no recommendation in the Mayor Selection but points out that Sadiq Khan, David Lammy and Tessa Jowell are UNISON members.
The Islington Branch Labour Link meeting voted to support Diane Abbott MP for 1st preference.
There was no recommendation for second preference but a majority of other trade unions have nominated Sadiq Khan MP and Diane’s campaign is recommending a 2nd preference to Sadiq.
National Labour link Committee (Greater London seat):
This is a separate ballot sent to your home address and you do not need to register for it all APF payers should get one, the Branch has nominated myself, Andrew Berry.
Andrew Berry
UNISON Labour Link Officer
 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Islington Councillor Kat Fletcher reveals volunteer power behind Jeremy Corbyn's leadership campaign By KOOS COUV√ČE





AS BALLOT papers are being sent out to hundreds of thousands of Labour Party members and registered supporters all over the country, a key figure in Jeremy Corbyn's surging leadership campaign has given an insight on the volunteer effort which underpins it.

St George's ward Councillor Kat Fletcher was the Islington North MP's election agent and as soon as Mr Corbyn scraped onto the ballot in June she was asked coordinate the volunteer effort in London.

Working out of the Unite The Union building in Euston, she coordinates an ever-growing “phone bank”, which consists of volunteers calling members to persuade them to back Mr Corbyn.

 “Over the past six weeks the movement has just grown and grown,” Cllr Fletcher said. “Initially I sent out a test email sending to 350 people in London to see if they wanted to volunteer for Jeremy. Within two hours I had 220 responses.”

Cllr Fletcher, 35, who was first elected to the Islington Council in 2013, works for a small pub company and has been given time off by her boss to work in the campaign. “I have never been so busy”, she said.

When she sent out her first email, 3,000 people across the country had already signed up to volunteer for Mr Corbyn. On Monday, that figure stood at 8,038, while the number of volunteers turning up at the phone bank every evening has reached 130. On Tuesday, £120,000 had been raised for the campaign from small donations averaging £23.50.

 “The response has been astonishingly positive,” Cllr Fletcher said. “You can tell that from the energy in the room. The volunteers are excited to be there and they keep coming back. They are winning the arguments. It doesn't feel like an uphill struggle.”

Previously disillusioned with politics, Giles Anamzoya, 23, decided to join Mr Corbyn when he was out canvassing after the general election. “I wanted to take stock of him and he impressed me very much”, said the charity fundraiser of Finsbury Park, who has been volunteering at the phone bank.

 “I wanted to volunteer for him from the very start. He is a very refreshing politician, and although he is the oldest of the four candidates he understands the youth and he stands up for what we believe in.”

Cllr Fletcher said there are lots of teenage volunteers, but added the demographic is “incredibly varied”. “A lot has been made about the young energetic youthful element that is definitely true, but there's also people in their 70s and 80s sitting there,” she added. “That's just wonderful.”

Pensioner Jennifer Hall, 67, of Highbury, is not a volunteer, but she is one of many who has come back to the party after an almost 20-year absence. She said many people of her generation have been buoyed by the movement that has sprung up around her MP.

“I think many people are like me in that they were waiting for somebody who is credible and not in the careerist mould,” she said. “I don't feel compromised by being Labour if there are people like Jeremy who stand a real chance of making a difference within the party. He's a genuine article.

 “He has been my MP for over 30 years and he represents real socialism, and I think the things he's coming out with now are brilliant. It's refreshing to have a different voice.”

Cllr Fletcher said the volunteering effort is creating a new network of political activists.

 “A lot of new people are joining the party and they are creating networks to organise. This is a huge opportunity. After this initial excitement we have to build the party as an electoral force.”

Asked whether she fears Mr Corbyn's momentum might wane, she added: “My experience is that every day is bigger. I can't predict it but as far as I can see we are not yet at the top of our momentum.”

Ballot papers will be sent out Friday, and voting can take place by post or online. The result will be announced at a special conference on September 12.

Jeremy's programme - UNISON's policies


To win, Labour must reconnect in all parts of Britain from Southampton to Nuneaton to Kilmarnock.
There is a clear choice: to accept the Tories' race to the bottom on cuts or to set out a vision of a modern, innovative country.  We cannot cut our way to prosperity.
And we need something different – a better kind of politics too.
With Jeremy Corbyn as leader, Labour will be able to reconnect with Britain with policies designed to deliver in every part of the country
Jeremy is standing to deliver:
  • A new kind of politics: a fairer, kinder Britain based on innovation, decent jobs and decent public services.
  • Growth not austerity – with a national investment bank to help create tomorrow's jobs and reduce the deficit fairly. Fair taxes for all - let the broadest shoulders bear the biggest burden to balance the books.
  • A lower welfare bill through investment and growth not squeezing the least well-off and cuts to child tax credits.
  • Action on climate change - for the long-term interest of the planet rather than the short-term interests of corporate profits.
  • Public ownership of railways and in the energy sector - privatisation has put profits before people.
  • Decent homes for all in public and private sectors by 2025 through a big housebuilding programme and controlling rents.
  • No more illegal wars, a foreign policy that prioritises justice and assistance. Replacing Trident not with a new generation of nuclear weapons but jobs that retain the communities’ skills.
  • Fully-funded NHS, integrated with social care, with an end to privatisation in health.
  • Protection at work – no zero hours contracts, strong collective bargaining to stamp out workplace injustice.
  • Equality for all – a society that accepts no barriers to everyone’s talents and contribution. An end to scapegoating of migrants.
  • A life-long national education service for decent skills and opportunities throughout our lives: universal childcare, abolishing student fees and restoring grants, and funding adult skills training throughout our lives

Sunday, 2 August 2015

UNISON members backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader





 
UNISON members backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader
 
 
If you want to add your name to this statement, please let us know in the comments; include your branch and position if you have one.
We the undersigned as UNISON members support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader and believe UNISON should support him. Jeremy Corbyn is the candidate that most reflects the policy positions of our union.
He is the only candidate that is anti-austerity and has already come out in support of UNISON's call for a £10 minimum wage. He supports building council housing, reversing all privatisation of the NHS, funding Social Care and supporting comprehensive education, nationalisation of energy and water, supporting better funding for Higher Education, and an end to loans and fees.
 
 All in personal capacity:
 
Andrew Berry, National Labour Link Committee
Gray Allen, National Labour Link Committee
Nancy Flynn (Coull) former President and Chair of Labour Link.
Rachel Voller, Wirral University Teaching Hospital and UCLH (former Vice Chair Labour link)
Ray McHale (former North West Regional Representative on the National Labour Link Committee)
Max Watson, NEC, Branch Secretary, London Metropolitan University
Jon Rogers, NEC, Branch Secretary, Lambeth
Paul Gilroy, NEC, Branch Secrteraty ,Newcastle City
Jonathan Dunning, NEC, Norfolk County Branch Secretary.
Ella Thorp, Northern Region Labour Link Committee
Terry McPartlan, Northern Region Labour Link Committee
Sue Plain, Local Government SGE,  Branch Secretary Southwark
Marsha-Jane Thompson, Branch Secretary, Havering Branch
Ruth Cashman, Chair, Lambeth Branch
Steven Ellis, j/s Branch Secretary, Birkbeck University Branch
Daniel Nichols, Labour Link Officer, UNISON LFEPA
Jane Gebbie, Neath Branch Sec, Port Talbot UNISON Ass
Laney Walsh, Branch Secretary, Redditch and Bromsgrove Branch
Mathew Mead, Chair, Redditch and Bromsgrove Branch
Jane Doolan, Branch Secretary Islington LG
Alex Nightingale, Branch Secretary, King's College London Branch
Deborah Foster, Branch Secretary, Frimley Health Branch
Dan Sartin, Branch Secretary, West Sussex County Branch
Alex Harris, Branch Secretary, Unison Barnardo's
George McIrvine, Branch Secretary, UNISON Police Staff Scotland
Diane Jones, Branch Secretary, Aberystwyth University
Mark Wareham, Labour Link Officer, Salisbury Health Branch
Waida Foman, Branch Secretary, Unison PAH
Charlie Hore, Community and Voluntary Organisations Branch
Steve Elsey, Branch Secretary Staffordshire UNISON
Chris Berry, Chair, Nottinghamshire police branch
Caroline Glendinning Branch Secretary, Oxford City
Sean Fox, Joint Branch Secretary, Haringey LG & NJC
Jim Board, Branch Secretary - Doncaster UNISON
Fiona Monkman, Chair, Islington LG
Najeeb Nazir, Labour Link Officer, Nottingham City Branch
Anne Neilson, Branch Secretary, North West Leicestershire
Jonathan Lee, Branch Secretary, Hastings & Eastbourne Healthcare
George Binette, Branch Secretary, Camden Branch
John Burgess, Branch Secretary, Barnet UNISON.
Nick Middleton Joint Branch Sec Plymouth Community Health
Steve Elsey, Branch Sec, Staffordshire UNISON
Val Graham, East midland region Retired Members Committee
Mick Bowman, Asst Secretary, Northumberland County
Mike Calvert, Deputy Branch Secretary, Islington LG
Diana James, Asst Branch Secretary, Islington LG
Mick Bowman, assistant branch secretary, UNISON Northumberland County Branch
David Thomas Havering Branch Assistant Branch Secretary
Vicki Morris, Communications Officer, University of Nottingham Branch,
Richard White International Officer Sandwell General Branch
Shane Faulkner, Communications Officer, Wakefield District Branch
Stephen Wood, LGBT Officer, Wakefield District Branch
Sophie Jenkins, Vice chair and LGBT/Women's Officer Central Bristol Health
Alan Rylatt, Treasurer, Islington LG
James Robinson Treasurer, Knowsley Branch
Neil Summers, Treasurer, Northumbria Health Care Branch
Ruby Cox West Sussex Unison Retired Members' Secretary
Ed Whitby, Convenor (Children's Services), Newcastle Branch
Patrick Hunter Housing Convenor, Barnet LG
Liam Forsyth, Young Members Officer, Northumberland LG Branch
Ruby Nicholson-Pallett, young members officer, Bath health branch
Susan Jefferies, Disabled Members Officer, Swindon Branch
Iain Hedley, Northumberland LG Branch, Rules & Constitution Officer; Steward
Lesley Carline, Steward, Hull Branch,
Jennie Haswell, Health and Safety Officer, Wakefield District Branch
Louise Paine, Cornwall Branch
Ruth Duckworth, Canterbury Christ Church University Branch
Luke Turnbull, Leeds Community Health branch
Tim Nelson, Vice Chair, North Somerset Branch
Pekka Tuutti, International Officer, Cambridgeshire LG Branch
Michael Cole., Publicity and Communications Officer.,Middlesex University UNISON
Frank K Winston, Convener, UNISON Police Staff Scotland
M.Allen Unison LFEPA Branch Case Worker
Neil Conlock, Pennine Care NHS Trust Branch, Equalities Rep
Ruth Conlock, Organising Steward Unison Oldham LG
Luke Henderson, steward, Clackmannanshire Unison
Helen Towers, steward, South Tyneside Local Gov
Ruth Conlock Organising Steward, Unison Oldham LG
Sonita Singh, Steward, Islington LG
Dean Ryan, Steward, Islington, LG
Joanne Cardwell, Steward, Islington LG
Yesim Senler, Steward, Islington LG
Matt Sharpe - Leicestershire, Workplace Rep
Ann Hird Unison Steward Doncaster Branch
Bev Worrall Doncaster Unison Steward
Deirdre Beevers, Doncaster Unison Steward
Rose Bulfin retired,was Salisbury NHS Trust Branch Sec
Billie Dale Wakefield Bristol City retired member voluntary sector
Lynne Moffat, Islington LG
Eileen Best Stockport LG branch
Chris Easton, ex-branch sec Northumberland Care Trust, retired member
Dave Knight, Ex Branch secretary Walthamstow, retired members
Noele Butler, Staffordshire Branch
Adele Williams, Nottinghamshire County Unison
Steve Martin, Greenwich Local Government Branch
Margaret Jean Morris, Pembrokeshire
Ellen Townend, Fife Health
Ilyas Aziz, Nottingham Branch
Frankie Patterson, retired member
Michaela Stephens Griffin, Newcastle Branch
Rob Baker, Manchester Metropolitan University Branch
Steph Masters, Leicester City Council Branch
Lulu Rutter, Brighton and Hove Branch
Phillip Lewis, Camden Branch, London Hazards chair of the asbestos group
Brian Gardner, Hackney Branch
Hayley Goddard, Leeds Branch
Callum Bell, Northumberland branch.
Melanie Strong, Tower Hamlets branch
Rita French Hertfordshire CC branch
Ingrid Green Nottingham
Jo Sergeant, Bristol
Ray Riley - Wakefield Unison
Andrea Holt Doncaster
Liz Hemingway. Liverpool
Angela Green, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT
Paul Liwthian - Gateshead Branch
Sandre Jones, Community health services. East Midlands
Alison Murray, Durham Constabulary
Mihaela Sidei, Lewisham
Paul Hayler, East Sussex Unison
David Horton, Kent Branch
Jonathan Tunnicliffe, kirklees UNISON
Matthew Stiles, Greenwich Voluntary Sect
Dwayne Coggins. Islington UNISON
Gassimu Jah, Islington UNISON
Geraldine Grizzle, Islington UNISON
John Philpott, Islington UNISON
Mike Frost, Ridgeway Branch
Lizzy Pannell, Calderdale Unison.
Emily Ashmore Brighton branch
Mark Tracey, Worcestershire Branch
Paul Watson, Islington
Louise Sutcliffe, Newcastle University
Peter Rice - Liverpool
michael paling stockton branch
Rebecca Newsome, Cardiff, Voluntary Sector
Dave Merchant, Oldham LG Branch
Nicola Horrigan. Cardiff. UNISON
Heather Bullen Derby UNISON member
Lynne Faulkes retired member, Hackney Colleges
Angela Green, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT
Kathryn Duffus Shetland UNISON branch
Hannah Yates, Salford
Hannah Stevenson, Newcastle University Unison, Young Unison Northern Member
Marie Chandler, Liverpool
Karina Knight - Manchester City
Paul Murphy, Islington UNISON
Pam Bromley from Lancashire Unison.
Mick Allan, Exeter
Nicola Doyle - Doncaster
Steph Masters. Unison branch member Leicester
Noele Butler Labour party and Unison member Staffordshire branch
Theresa Rollinson Doncaster Unison member
Carole Hanson Doncaster unison member
Len Weiss Chairman Retired members Waltham Forest Branch
Max Smith, member
George Deacon
Jean Jones