Last night, nearly 100 Left Unity members and supporters attended our Election campaign rally for the Democracy Alliance NEC as the ballot opened.The atmosphere was great.
Attendees heard from: –
Paul Williams, DFT Group President and NEC member, who recently won his tribunal against his employer, and talked about the success of his case,
Melvyn Hill, OCS rep, whose successful campaign led to winning better pay for security staff in MOJ-
Sarah Evans, branch chair of DVLA Swansea, who spoke passionately about the 4 days of strike action members have taken so far, the further 4 days that they plan to take in May and the fantastic support the branch have received from the NEC.-
Fran Heathcote, PCS President and Democracy Alliance presidential candidate, who described in detail what is at stake in these elections, and why we need a united front, not division, to defeat the Tories.
Contributions were then taken from Paula Brown, from the PCS Democrats, who spoke movingly about the need for a united leadership and from Hannah David, first time Democracy Alliance candidate, who had found the whole event particularly inspiring.
The meeting was chaired by Left Unity Vice Chair, PCS Deputy President, and DWP group president, Martin Cavanagh, who gave a rousing speech at the end about the importance of winning these elections and why, in the current crisis, engagement with members, and issuing a clear recommendation, is particularly important.
Attendees reported a feeling of enthusiasm after the rally and a commitment to work together to win these elections, and secure the future of PCS in this pivotal year. Several supporters joined Left Unity straight after the rally.
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