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Thursday, 19 January 2012
The "Our City's Not For Sale' campaign has been running for two years with UNISON activists and members, along with key full time officers, joining with community and service user groups across the city to bring the plans to public attention and put maximum pressure on politicians.
"It has been an object lesson in combining trade union and community action, lobbies, demonstrations with political lobbying and hard technical analysis and evidence-building.
"Thanks must go to everyone who worked so hard, for Labour for sticking with us, to the SNP for listening and most of all to full time officers, mainly Peter Hunter, for all the research and organisation. We remember too Newcastle's Kenny Bell for his advice and inspiration at the start of the campaign", said UNISON Branch President John Stevenson.