GPTU had met on a monthly basis (as is its usual practice) in London
GPTU Disability Rep (Alan Wheatley) had reported that the “Hardest Hit" march had been well attended with some GP members present, Caroline Lucas lobbied.
There had also been GPTU support for local and national anti cuts campaigns including support for the March 26 TUC day of action and the June 30 ATL/NUT/PCS/UCU strike against pension cuts.
Caroline Lucas’ statement of support for the latter dispute (blogged on http://gptublog.blogspot.com/) had been very timely and was reported to have generarted expressions of interest in joining GP via GPTU from Trades Unionsists. GPTU is therefore considering appealing for funds for a new leaflet, (existing stocks were almost exhausted) as part of recruitement drive.
Gptu had supported some GP conference motions (C21. One Million Jobs, C24. Removing the Special Status of the Corporation of London, C35. Industrial Policy Enabling Motion, D46. Coalition of Resistance, D48. Making the Green Party a Model Employer), and was organizing a stall and a Fringe on “One Million Climate Jobs
GPTU was sending Reps to the Coalition of Resistance Conference on 9/6/2011 and supporting this motion:
“We call on CoR to use all possible influence to persuade those Trade Unions who favour the use and expansion of Nuclear power that this is a false solution to Climate Change offering only the prospect of pollution and damage for future generations. We also call on CoR to lobby the UK government to decommission all existing nuclear power stations and to ensure, in conjunction with Trades unions, that all workers in the nuclear industries are offered a just transition to employment in more ecologically friendly industries.”
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