Public Sector Pensions – Emergency Motion

The Manchester City Labour Party recently met to discuss an emergency motion, proposed by UNISON Manchester, concerning the industrial action around Public Sector Pensions due to take place on the 30th November.

The motion was unanimously agreed by the City Party members and it has been included in full below.

Emergency Resolution – Public Sector Pensions

Manchester City Party notes the announcement on Thursday, 3 November 2011 of UNISON’s decisive industrial action ballot result and recognises the potential impact across the North West.

As yet, specific offers have not been made and we should welcome the fact that the trade unions remain ready to enter into meaningful negotiations with a view to securing an agreement if possible.

Unison Manchester Branch appreciates the statement made by Councillor Richard Leese on the Local Government Pension Fund (attached).

Manchester City Party requests

  1. Labour Party members demonstrate their support for the action proposed for the 30th November which could involve 18 public sector unions and include over 3 million workers.

  2. Labour politicians at National and Regional level do not get drawn into making public statements which condemn or otherwise undermine trade unions engaging in legitimate industrial action following a legal ballot.

  3. Labour Party members actively support the TUC rally being organised in Manchester by the trade unions for the 30th November.

Submitted by UNISON Manchester Branch

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