Vote is Yes for Action but new Anti-Union turnout laws Scupper Campaign

Members should have received notice of the result of the 2017 Pay Campaign Ballot on Industrial Action.

The result was a 62% Yes vote for action. Unfortunately, at 22.8%, the turnout was just too low to even contemplate a challenge to the New Anti-Union legislation that only allows legal industrial action on a turnout of 50% or more.

We should still welcome the fact that so many members who responded were prepared to fight over pay and take that forward into future negotiations.

Clearly, however, we need to find ways to convince more of our members of the need to participate in the democratic processes of the union. We simply cannot afford to carry on watching our pay being outstripped by rising prices year on year.