UNISONActive is an unofficial blog produced by UNISON activists for UNISON activists. Bringing news, briefings and events from a progressive left perspective.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

40 years ago but we can still learn from UCS campaign

A story by Stephen Low in the Morning Star looks at the UCS Work-in and draws the parallels between the tactics used then and the tasks we face in defending public services now. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/107797

Involving members, acting together, political maturity, positive campaigning and engaging the wider public were all key elements in the campaign and need to be key elements in our current campaigns.

"The struggles facing us today may lack the dramatic architecture of a Glasgow shipyard, and possibly stirring rhetoric of the Reid and Airlie sort, writes Low.

"But they are no less serious in scale nor any less political in nature. Despite the 40 years that have passed the campaign for UCS is one that we can still learn from."