UNITY INCLUDES UNITE
As you will know A4ES has been working with UNISON on the GCC campaign for several years now, and they were joined by GMB UNION at the end of last year. Well I’m pleased to announce that the claimant team has been joined by UNITE THE UNION.
The photo I’ve attached is their agreed statement on signing up to the Claimant Team Agreement.
Now it’s no secret that Unite has not been a great fan of either myself or A4ES, and vice versa. Indeed we’ve been highly critical of each other for many years. Just this year they walked out of a meeting because Karl Bromley was present. So changing course, joining the team, agreeing to the A4ES lead role, and making this statement would not have been easy for them. So, from me, much respect and thank you.
This new unity and solidarity was evident yesterday because as you know GCC kicked Unison and GMB out of the negotiations and expected A4ES and UNITE to carry on with the meetings. But both organisations refused and UNITE also signed up to,and endorsed, the joint claimant team letter to AMO’D.
So, welcome on board UNITE