Branch Secretary in Unite EC Election Race!
Following the resignation of Lizanne Malone, there is a vacancy on the Executive Council for the London & Eastern territorial seat. Our Branch Secretary, Suzanne Muna, has agreed to seek nominations to become a candidate.
"As Branch Secretary, I have been involved in developing the branch as a real organising and fighting base. This has been evident in the recent high profile disputes which emerged at One Housing Group, The Homes and Communities Agency, Equinox, Look Ahead, Peabody, and St Mungos over pay and conditions, and the ‘I’m Bryan’ campaign to defend our sacked representative at OHG. Many of these disputes included sustained strike action as well as extensive campaigning. I have also been instrumental in initiating and developing the ‘Sector Standards’ campaign which aims to secure industry-wide collective bargaining across the housing and social care sector for the first time, ending the toxic effect on workers of the endless merry-go-round of service transfers.
"My experience as a workplace rep and housing campaigner has taught me that we do not need to convince members of the need to fight, just provide them with the encouragement and practical support they need. The London and Eastern Region, supported by the United Left, has a proud track record of fighting when workers are under attack, and I hope to build on this strength across our region and beyond if elected to the Executive."
Suzanne Muna on the picket line during the successful strike over pay at the Homes and Communities Agency, March 2014
Nominations open on the 26th January. Branches can nominate with the following details:
Branch: Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111.
Membership No: 15692878.
Employer: Homes and Communities Agency.