Thursday, February 02, 2012

UNISON Housing Association Branch AGM 2012

My Union Branch AGM takes place on Thursday 16 February 2012 at the new UNISON headquarters in Euston (5 minutes walk from either Euston or Kings Cross station). I have been re-elected unopposed as Branch Secretary. We will hold two separate meetings during the day and evening to try and maximise attendance.  All branch members welcome!

Our guest speaker will be Sean Baine, the Co-Chair of the London Equality Trust on "Why inequality is bad for all of us - and what we should do about it".  There is also a motion to be debated on income inequality in Housing Associations. The Equality Trust was set up by the authors of the "The Spirit Level". 

I will try to arrange a visit beforehand to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson museum which is inside the UNISON building. 


akmason said...

Hi John,

Its great to see you've got Sean Baine coming to speak at the Unison HA AGM. I'm interested in exploring the response of housing associations to the Spirit Level. So if any of your members are interested in a virtual network, please put me in touch. Andrew Mason.

John Gray said...

Hi Andrew

I am looking forward to hearing Sean speak. Check out this branch motion a version of which will be debated on Thursday.

Another version of it is already one of the London regional motions for this year’s UNISON National delegate Conference.

The branch has used the Spirit Level argument in pay and conditions talks with employers with some success.