Activists on the left in the Unison union are set to hold an important national meeting in Manchester.
It follows a series of regional activist meetings after a call from a number of left members of the union’s national executive (NEC) to organise for a “fighting, democratic union”.
There is deep anger among Unison activists at the union leadership’s performance in last year’s industrial campaign over pay in local government.
Union members have forced a special conference for local government to hold the leadership to account over the rotten deal and discuss a strategy over getting better pay.
It is set to take place in London on 24 March.
The Manchester meeting is open to all Unison members and aims to build maximum unity of the left in the union for a united campaign to contest upcoming union elections.