Date 1 January 2012
Empowerment and pride in our union
New Year message to members from Mike Kirby, Scottish
I would like to wish you and yours sincere best wishes for the
holiday season. As most of us enjoy a break, we know that a number
of our colleagues are keeping vital public services available
for the whole community.
2011 has been an eventful year for UNISON and the labour and
trade union movement, faced with a Coalition Government at Westminster,
which does not understand the value of public services to the
quality of life of everyone, and is ideologically opposed to much
that we stand for and represent.
I would like to thank you all for your contributions, commitment
and personal support of UNISON, with a renewed commitment that
UNISON will be here for you in 2012, protecting and advancing
the conditions of members at work, and in the community.
The pensions dispute has shown us at our best, leading members
on the issues, when and where you want to be led. The sense of
empowerment and pride in the union, will fit us all for what’s
to come, in pensions, pay, protection of jobs and public services
Have a Happy New Year.
Mike J Kirby