Monday, February 01, 2010

John Gray for Regional Finance Convenor

Check out here for preamble - Below is my election statement for Finance Convenor.

"I am currently the Regional Finance Convenor, and strongly believe that strong management of our member’s money is the foundation to organising campaigns that deliver for our members.

If re-elected as the Regional Finance Convenor I will continue to ensure that the member’s money is used to support branches focusing on real issues for real members such as:

• Recruitment

• Defending the NHS and Pensions

• Campaigning for directly provided services and to defend our public services

• Campaigning for equalities

• Strengthening our influence in all areas but in particular Education and in Private Contractors


Financial decisions need to be open and transparent and be easily understood by activists.

I want to make sure that activists better understand the financial support that is available to branches and ensure that the money gets to them to support recruitment and organising campaigns.

The Region has the money to back a growing union – the bigger we are, the stronger we are – let make sure it happens".

I am an experienced branch officer and regional activist for many years (including holding the position of branch treasurer, assistant branch secretary, branch health and safety officer, member nominated representative on Pension panel and vice chair of London Labour Link).

As part of the current lay leadership team, working in partnership with the regional office, we have had significant success in the past four years in strengthening our union in London by bringing greater unity, building participation across the differing service and self organised groups, and building a union to be proud of and I hope to be re-elected to continue the work we have started.

If anyone wishes to discuss my statement with me they could ring me or email at john.m.grayATntlworldDOTcom


Dave O said...

Who are the Trots running against you, John? I'll do a post in his/her favour ;-)

Anonymous said...

If the current state of the 'UNISON United Left' is anything to go by, they'll have at least three different 'unity' candidates running against John. All of them hopeless of course, as well!

What is it with these numpties?

Anonymous said...

"Campaigning for equalities?"

You are having a laugh?!

John Gray said...

Hi Dave

Have you seen the latest 60 pages of drivel from you-know-who?

Trots? Are there really trots in London UNISON? I thought nowadays that we are all New Labour reformists and proud of it? (Including Hackney comrades!)

Hi Anon
I take it you are not being very comradely to disunited left. Are you one of the forces of light and reason or one of the hooligans?

Hi Anon


See who gets the SOG vote tomorrow I suppose.