Sunday, 24 October 2010

Candidate response 2: Gail Cartmel

Gail Cartmel, the one woman candidate in the Unite General Secretary election has responded to the Just Wage Campaign in her blog and has contacted us. Here is what she has said to us:

I agree that the 1:10 Just Wage Campaign ratio although 'achievable' and an improvement on the government's suggested 1;20 is still too high.

A just wage ratio for Unite is an idea I support, whether this is 1:5 would need to be discussed with the union's workforce TU representatives. This is a challenging debate I welcome and would open interesting discussions about other aspects of the union's pay and rewards policy.

A politican's answer but broadly positive. Two candidates to go...

The blog post is here:

Candidate response 1: Jerry Hicks

Unite General Secretary candidate Jerry Hicks was the first to respond to the call from the Just Wage Campaign and was supportive. Mr. Hicks has contacted us and when his written response comes through it will be posted here. As many members may know, he has a previous commitment to an even fairer wage than 1:5 - as his campaign literature says, If elected Jerry Hicks would only take the average wage of a skilled worker.

We wonder if any other candidate will top this?

You can read more at his campaign website

Monday, 18 October 2010

Campaign is GO!

Our friends at One Society have made live the e-postcard that Unite members can send to the General Secretary candidates.

The candidates' responses will be posted in this blog. You can read more about them here:

Contact the candidates using the e-form here.