The campaign to elect John Burgess as the next Unison union general secretary was set to hold a national launch meeting this Saturday.
John is Barnet Unison branch secretary and one of three candidates challenging incumbent Dave Prentis.
He told Socialist Worker, “You need to give your reps hope and confidence that they can win if you want to get a real fightback in the workplace.
“They need to be able to convince workers it is worth fighting.”
He has pledged to take only a worker’s wage and increase strike pay.
John says he will push for national coordinated action and fight the Tories’ scapegoating of migrants and benefit claimants.
He is the best candidate to unite the left in Unison— and it’s clear he is reaching broader forces in the union.