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Special Conference Nears – List Of Supporting Branches

The original requisition for a Special Conference was submitted by Manchester Branch on 14th October.

‘Dear Heather

I am writing on behalf of our Branch to requisition a Special Local Government Service Group Conference.

In accordance with UNISON Rule D3.4.11 on xx.xx.xx date our Branch / Branch Executive agreed to call for the requisition of a Special Local Government Service Group Conference to consider the following business:

  • The 2014-2016 NJC Pay Proposals.
  • The decision to cancel strike action on 14th October.
  • The future Pay Consultation protocols in respect of Local Government pay claims.
  • The best means to secure a decent pay increase for Local Government members and to receive and consider all motions from Branches and Regions concerning the above.’

For a Conference to be called Branches representing 25% of the service group membership need to support that requisition within two calendar months.

It appears that target is on the brink of being achieved within one month if it has not already done so.

Clearly some Branches may have also submitted the requisition without letting us know, but the following Branches have indicated to Manchester Branch that they have submitted the requisition:

Blackpool
Birmingham
Bolton
Brighton
Bristol
Bury
Cambridgeshire County
Camden
Cheshire East
Cheshire West
Coventry
Dorset
East Ayrshire
Fareham
Glasgow City
Hackney
Halton
Haringey
Havering
Hounslow
Hull
Hyndburn
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Knowsley
Lambeth
Lancashire County
Liverpool
Manchester
Nottingham City
Nottinghamshire County
Oldham
Portsmouth City
Rochdale
Salford
Sandwell
Sefton
Southampton
Southend-on-Sea
Surrey County
Tameside
Tower Hamlets
West Sussex
Warrington
Wirrall
Wolverhampton

If anyone in a Branch has submitted the requisition and is not included in the list above, please let us know by emailing unison@manchester.gov.uk.

Many Branches have also indicated their intention to agree the requisition at forthcoming Branch meetings.

Further updates will be posted but regardless of the outcome of the National pay ballot due to be announced on 14th November the Special Conference will allow Branches to consider the best way to obtain decent pay for our members and prevent any repeat of the current debacle our members have had to endure.

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