Thanks

Just a brief note to say thanks to everyone who voted for LU in the elections. We’re happy to say that we did well in the elections and also feel that conference went well. We’ll put out a proper post-conference report shortly but don’t want to dwell too much on it as we all have a hell of a lot of work to do this year, particularly over BoF. We’ll be in touch with everyone shortly to give our thoughts on what we do going forward, but hope that all those who attended conference had a good time, that we’ll already to take the fight-back to the employer and again, to say thanks for supporting LU.

Please Vote LU

With the GEC elections now underway, we’re asking all of you to vote for our candidates – you can find out more about why we’re standing and about our individual candidates by clicking on the “GEC Election” tab. Please remember to post your ballot paper back in time for it to be received by noon on 18 May 2016. Our candidates are..

President: Lorna MERRY
Deputy President: Hector WESLEY (elected unopposed)
Deputy Group Secretary: John DAVIDSON (elected unopposed)
Treasurer: Hamish DRUMMOND (elected unopposed)

Assistant Group Secretaries: Clive BRYANT, John DAVIDSON, Barney LAWN, Mark LEOPARD, Marianne OWENS, Gordon ROWNTREE, Colette SMITH & John SMITH

Ordinary GEC: Chris BARCLAY, Laura BEE, Mark BENJAMIN, Tracy BOYCE, Mark EMMERSON, Carol GERARD, Dave HANSFORD, Clara HARMER, Lynn ION, Amjad ISMAIL, Lorna KENNEDY, Leon KILBOURN, Andy LORD, Margo MCCABE, Kevin MCHUGH, Alex MORGAN, Martin PAGE, Alan RUNSWICK & Bobby YOUNG

LU Conference Meeting & Social

Just a quick note to let everyone know that R&C LU’s closed conference meeting will take place on Sunday 22nd May at 8pm in the Albion. This meeting will discuss the LU recommended position on SOC1, along with any emergency motions. Please note, this meeting is open to LU members only.

Following this, at 915, LU will hold a pub quiz which is open to members and non-members alike. After covering our costs, we’ll donate half of any money raised to the cancer ward which treated our friend & comrade, Anna Owens, with the remainder going back into LU funds.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

LU Conference Attitudes

Just to let everyone know that we’ve published two new editions of our newsletter, Broadside. The first (click here) gives an update on the BoF Campaign, whilst the second (click here) gives an overview of the Left Unity recommended conference attitudes.

You can see all of our Broadsides from 2014 onwards by visiting the Broadside section of the website.

Support The LU Slate

With roughly 150 PCS members in HMRC already facing compulsory redundancy before the BoF assault is even properly underway, it’s vital for PCS that members elect a strong, left-wing group of candidates onto the GEC to stop the department in its tracks. In that respect, we would urge you all to nominate the LU slate at your branch AGMs and support our candidates in the forthcoming elections. Please nominate and support…

President: Lorna MERRY
Deputy President: Hector WESLEY
Deputy Group Secretary: John DAVIDSON
Treasurer: Hamish DRUMMOND

Assistant Group Secretaries: Clive BRYANT, John DAVIDSON, Barney LAWN, Mark LEOPARD, Marianne OWENS, Gordon ROWNTREE, Colette SMITH & John SMITH

Ordinary GEC: Chris BARCLAY, Laura BEE, Mark BENJAMIN, Tracy BOYCE, Mark EMMERSON, Carol GERARD, Dave HANSFORD, Clara HARMER, Lynn ION, Amjad ISMAIL, Lorna KENNEDY, Leon KILBOURN, Andy LORD, Margo MCCABE, Kevin MCHUGH, Alex MORGAN, Martin PAGE, Alan RUNSWICK & Bobby YOUNG.

For more information about our candidates & details required for the nomination paperwork, please check out the “Election Material” section of the website.

We appreciate everyone’s continuing support and promise that if elected, we will do everything in our power to stop this onslaught.

Welcome

Welcome to the new PCS R&C Left Unity website. Through this website, we aim to bring you news & information about the goings-on within the Left Unity R&C Group, as well as providing updates on our campaigns, along with campaign materials and wider political analysis. Whilst this website is maintained by the R&C LU Steering Committee, we would encourage any LU members to write articles for this website, which we’ll be happy to post (subject to editorial approval of course!).

In the meantime, we’d encourage you to peruse the website and in particular, for more information about what we’ve been doing over the last year, please see our previous editions of our regular newsletter, Broadside.