Saturday, July 23, 2011

Got a Job? Now Join the Union

Picture is from a lunchtime UNISON Housing Association recruitment event held yesterday in Norwich.

The aim was not only to recruit more members but most importantly local Stewards and contacts.  Branch members had put up posters and sent out email "flyers" including an update on this year's pay offer and other employer specific issues.

We had a lot of interest, talked to people, gave out literature and had two volunteers to become UNISON Stewards (one newly recruited and one existing member).

The last UNISON recruitment event in Norwich that I took part in was with the (then) local Labour MP, Charles Clarke, on the "Importance of Joining a trade union".

I'm in picture with Eastern Region organisers Heather Cripps and Jon Hartley.  Picture taken by RO Brian Lynch.

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