Today, as Chair of UNISON London Regional Labour Link Committee, I chaired our London Forum of UNISON Labour Link. Which took place in the UNISON Centre in Camden. It was great to be back in the centre after two long years, for a in person (and virtual meeting).
I was so proud that when I entered the centre, you clearly could see the huge screen with the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag, with the motto "UNISON stands with UKRAINE". Our elected General Secretary, Christina, has made it clear that we must offer "unqualified support for our sister unions and the people of Ukraine in the face of Putin’s aggression".
We discussed our workplan for 2022; our London Boroughs elections campaign grid, financial report and a marvellous motion from Voluntary Organisation branch about stopping employers forcing their staff to pay the full cost of the DBS (criminal record) tests. This was passed unanimously.
David Lammy MP, was our guest keynote speaker and he gave great speech and took part in an informed Q&A with Forum members.