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Monday, 17 June 2013

Platform bashing over pay papers over the cracks

#ULGC13 The high octane after-the-event rhetoric of yesterday's local government pay debate failed to address the elephant in the room.
   Namely the 59% of respondents in the recent consultation who voted to accept the pathetic 1% offer. The 3 minute wonders with their contrived puns and snide attacks add nothing to the ongoing pay campaign.
   Why pose difficult but strategically important questions about the lack of membership support or the GMB's opting out of the pay campaign when you have the opportunity to slag off your own union leadership?
    The solution to UNISON's inaction on pay lies in the branches and regions. Unless you believe in the ultra left theory of the leadership magic wand.