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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Go back to your branches and prepare for action

Dave with City of Liverpool LG delegation after his speech
#uNDC11 Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary has vowed that UNISON will wear this Government down, sap their strength, and bring them closer to breaking point, in the defence of Public Services, Public Sector workers and their pensions. He called on UNISON activists at National Delegate Conference in Manchester to go back to their branches and prepare for battle.

Dave slammed Cameron's Britain - "a country of ever widening inequality; the profits from banks - never higher; In just the past year alone, £7 billion paid out in city bonuses. Little wonder the 1,000 richest people in this country have seen their wealth soar by an average of 18 per cent in the past year."

"Let's turn our fire where it's deserved. We know who the enemy is. It's the bankers who crashed our world. The venture capitalists who sucked the life blood out of Southern Cross. It is this coalition, who set our nation on a reckless course. They are the enemy, this coalition. With no democratic mandate, taking a chainsaw to our public services."

"And I'll say it again; If there's money to bail out the banks, if there's money to protect their bonuses. If there's money for war and replacing Trident, there's money available for our local services and our NHS."

See full report at http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=2341