Tuesday, 12 August 2008

A message from Robbie Segal

Dear brother and sister

I would like to thank all those who have helped the campaign to win democracy in Usdaw and who have seriously contributed to the debate on the future direction of our Union.

As a candidate in the Usdaw general secretary election, I have been shocked by the lack of fairness in the way this election has been conducted. This and this alone should be enough for the members to throw out the current general secretary.

I have received many suggestions and comments on rule changes to make Usdaw a more open Union for our members and I will be publishing this document shortly.

As important has been the debate about policy. There has been more discussion on the vital issues facing our Union over the past month than takes place at the ADM. As general secretary, I will ensure that the Union is given back to the members and there is a genuine debate about the direction of Usdaw.

I intend with your help to continue the debate on both democracy and policy in our Union. A conference has been organised to discuss these issues in London on Saturday 20th September. I hope to meet you then.

Whatever the result of this election the struggle for democracy and a fighting Usdaw will continue and together I believe we can win this battle.

Robbie Segal

Vote Robbie Segal

You have probably received your ballot paper for Usdaw’s general secretary and you are looking at my website to find out what I stand for. My policies are explained in a series of statements. If you want to comment on any of the points please email me at robbie@robbiesegal.org
I believe the election and the campaign has been unfair and undemocratic. The only aspect were John Hannett and I have been equal is on the ballot paper. When I am elected general secretary, I will ensure that all future elections will be governed by rule; thus insuring a democratic debate and an equal opportunity for all candidates to have access to the members.
If you like what you read and would like to become part of the campaign for a democratic and fighting Usdaw then email me with your name, workplace and branch to robbie@robbiesegal.org.
Thanks you again for your support
Robbie Segal

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Letter to Broad Left Supporters

Dear Comrade,

As Acting Broad Left Secretary I am calling a meeting on the 20th September 2008.
The meeting will be held at the Lucas Arms, 245a Gray’s Inn Road King Cross
London WC1X 8QZ following the Election Campaign for General Secretary of USDAW.

I believe that this would be the best time to call together all the supporters new and old to move forward from this campaign.

If there is a problem getting to the meeting or any other problem please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Yours truly,