Monday, March 07, 2022

My UNISON Branch officer Labour Link report - 2022 AGM

Last week was my branch AGM (UNISON Greater London Housing Associations) where I was re-elected unopposed as an executive committee member and Labour Link Officer. Below is my written report to the AGM (obviously pre the fascist Putin invasion of Ukraine)

"Notwithstanding bungled COVID restrictions and corrupt PPE procurement, the brazen lies and cheating over COVID parties, by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his ministers, has shown us, once and for all, that the Tories are unfit to govern this country.

Even if Boris goes, the Tories will remain in power until we can defeat them in the ballot box.

The next big electoral test will be the Council elections in May 2022. We must give the Tories a hammering in these elections. In May last year branch activists campaigned for Labour in the London Mayor and GLA elections. Our branch Executive, Lolo Oyesusi, was the Labour candidate for the Kent Police Crime Commissioner and got the highest ever Labour vote for that position.

I will be organising branch Labour Link “door to door” and telecanvass campaign sessions for members to take part in and support Labour candidates. A number of our branch members will also be standing as Labour candidates, who will be asking for your support.

In the meanwhile, the best thing you can do if you want to support Labour is to register for a postal vote (contact your local council or click here and encourage your friends and families to do so.

After the elections in May, I hope to organise another branch Labour Link AGM and social in the House of Commons.

Please contact me if you want any further information on UNISON and its Labour Link.

John Gray"

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