The Socialist 18 April 2018 |
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Vote for a left, fighting PCS leadership
PCS contingent on the 1.7.17 People's Assembly demo, photo JB (Click to enlarge)
Marion Lloyd, PCS union national executive committee member (personal capacity) and PCS Left Unity chair
On 19 April ballot papers for the PCS executive committee elections will be posted out. Many members can be expected to vote soon after their ballot papers arrive.
It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate.
Members of the 90 branches that nominated the Democracy Alliance should be approached to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate
Even if a branch did not nominate the Democracy Alliance slate branch committees can still recommend this slate to members
Leaflets explaining the Democracy Alliance record and programme are available. These should be used in offices where possible or by leafleting outside offices
Left Unity activists have been sent a ballot pack containing guidelines on how to maximise the vote for Democracy Alliance candidates.
That pack also contains materials to use to help make recommendations. More information can be found at leftunity.org.uk.
The PCS left leadership is one of the most consistent and effective critics of the Tories' austerity programme. We have launched the pay protest and campaign against the pay cap.
Linked with this are efforts to persuade the Trade Union Congress and other public sector unions to take joint coordinated action on pay to scrap the cap.
Continued support for these policies rely on the re-election of the Democracy Alliance leadership.
Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary (personal capacity), says: "I urge PCS members to support Democracy Alliance candidates in the 2018 president, vice-presidents and executive committee election.
"The Democracy Alliance leadership has delivered for members in the workplace and at group and national level.
"A strong and democratically accountable union is required to meet the challenges we face - this is best achieved by voting the Democracy Alliance slate."
Janice Godrich DWP Clydeside and Argyll
Jackie Green MOJ Bradford Fran Heathcote DWP Northumbria & Tyneside Zita Holbourne BEIS London North Kevin McHugh HMRC Benton Park View
National Executive Committee
Mark Baker DCLG Bristol & South West John Jamieson Registers of Scotland Ian Pope DWP Clydeside and Argyll Paula Brown HSE National Branch Tahir Latif NATS CTC Annette Rochester DWP Birmingham North Clive Bryant HMRC Worthing Neil License HMRC Yorkshire & North Lincs Alison Roder MOJ HQ Branch Martin Cavanagh DWP Wirral Marion Lloyd BEIS Scotland & North of England Dave Semple DWP Greater Glasgow Harvey Crane HMRC Anglia Dominic McFadden HMRC Intelligence & Investigation Steve Thorley CPS East Midlands Alan Dennis MOD DSg South Central John McInally DWP HQ London Candy Udwin CMSOA National Gallery Felicity Flynn MOJ Kenny McKay IT Services Glasgow Karen Watts MOJ Wessex Angela Grant DWP Wirral John Maguire MOJ Greater Manchester Hector Wesley HMRC Euston Tower Sam Hall DWP Highlands & Islands Lorna Merry HMRC London HQ Katrine Williams DWP SE Wales Austin Harney MOJ Associated Offices Marianne Owens HMRC South Wales R&C Paul Williams DfT Nottingham Branch