CAMPAIGN FOR A

DEMOCRATIC UNION

 

 

VOTE AGAINST THE AEEU MERGER

 

Leading up to the first week in March you will receive a ballot paper to vote on the proposed merger of MSF and the AEEU. The merger should be rejected for the following reasons:

 

* The AEEU is a rogue union. It is notorious for poaching members from other unions and entering into sweetheart agreements with employers. The AEEU even preyed on MSF at the Prudential Assurance while merger talks were going on.

* The structure proposed for the merged union is even more centralised and less democratic than we have at present. Misconduct of every kind has flourished at the top of MSF in recent years it will be even easier for this to happen in the merged union. Nearly 1,000,000 has been wasted already in covering up sleaze in MSF.

* The merger process has been distinguished by gross deceit. The membership and resources of the two unions have been hugely exaggerated. The consultative poll last year was biased in ways that would make a proper merger ballot illegal. There is no foundation to the promises of improved resources for workplace organising. Expenditure in MSF is having to be cut at the moment.

 

MSF has a promising future in its own right, once we obtain a competent and honest leadership. But all that will be lost if the merger goes through. Use your vote to make sure that does not happen.

 

VOTE AGAINST THE AEEU MERGER

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If you would like more information about the Campaign for a Democratic Union, contact Hugh MacGrillen, 21B Theberton St., 020 7226 5436, hughmacgrillen@netscapeonline.co.uk