UNISON - Lobbying within the Labour Party

UNISON members have a very direct way of getting their message across to politicians - through political lobbying. When you join UNISON you are given the opportunity to opt in to what we call the UNISON Labour Link (formerly known as the Affiliated Political Fund or APF). Your contributions to this fund help to facilitate our lobbying within the Labour Party.

Meanwhile our General Political Fund supports local and national campaigns and is not affiliated to any political party.

How can I get involved?

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It's vital to strengthen connections between your local Labour party and your UNISON branch. UNISON Labour Link members in the branch can affiliate to the local Labour party and send representatives and motions to party meetings to win support for UNISON's aims.

They can also elect a branch UNISON Labour Link officer who can act as the key point of contact to ensure that UNISON members remain informed. UNISON branches with Labour Link members can affiliate via their region to the appropriate Constituency Labour Party or District Labour Party. See the UNISON national website for a look at the work of the Labour Link.

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Labour Link - million voices

A million voices for public services
Welcome to the 21st electronic newsletter from UNISON Labour Link. It is aimed at those both active in UNISON and those in the Labour party who are interested in our campaigns. UNISON is preparing for Labour party conference where it will be putting public services at the centre of the debate.

Rebuild public finances and protect services
UNISON is seeking support for its contemporary issue from other affiliates and CLPs. UNISON is calling for an end to expensive privatisation and marketisation in public services. With the Tories threatening to wipe away many public services UNISON is calling on Labour to include popular policies in its manifesto that will advance economic recovery, protect public services and lead to a fairer society.

Add your voice
Visit the UNISON stand (17/18) in Brighton or visit our website to add your voice to those of more than one million UNISON members in support of public services. Million voices.

Voices from the Plinth
Anna Berry and Kevin O'Neil will be on the plinth as part of Anthony Gormley's One & Other art project - and they will be supporting UNISON's Million voices campaign for a fairer society. Send your messages of support and have it read out on 24 and 28 September.Plinth messages.

Want to know more?
If you want to know more about our campaigns, help build the link between UNISON and Labour, or think there's something we should know contact: labourlink@unison.co.uk or call us on 0845 355 0845.

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