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Monday, 20 December 2010

"Cameron to meet TUC chiefs at No 10" - a 5 point negotiators brief‏

The Sunday Telegraph reported yesterday that a 'highly symbolic' meeting is being arranged between union leaders and Prime Minister David Cameron: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/8211694/Cameron-to-meet-TUC-chiefs-at-No-10.html

UNISONActive suggests the following 5 point negotiators brief for TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber:

1. Public Services - set out alternatives to austerity & cuts; stop Post Office privatisation, scrap NHS primary care reforms and halt local government, police and university cuts, support a Tobin Tax, invest in social housing

2. Pay - seek the lifting of 2 year freeze; honour PRB recommendations and restore autonomy to public sector pay bargaining in non-PRB areas such as LG

3. Public Sector Pensions - make clear that further pension reforms are economically unnecessary; revert to RPI as annual uplift calculator

4. Education - demand reinstatement of EMA, abolition of tuition fees, a moratorium on academies/free schools

5. International - end the deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan, urge that UK to opposes all Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories and supports a peace settlement in line with UN resolutions

PS an invitation to the 26 March TUC demonstration is strictly off limits......