Trade Unionists in the Green Party, organised as the Green Party Trade Union Group (GPTU), have successfully put Trade Union issues at the top of the policy agenda for this year’s Green Party Autumn Conference.
GPTU’s first motion opposes the Tory Trade Union Act, passed into law earlier this year, and has been voted by members as the top priority in the “C” section for policy motions.
The second, calling for legislation to make it easier for Trade Unions to organise in new workplaces, has made it to fifth place (out of 25) on the agenda for policy motions.
Kieron Merrett, Green Party Trade Union Group Secretary, said, “As Trade Unionists in the Green Party, we’re delighted that Trade Union and workers’ issues have been voted as the very top priority for policy discussion at this year’s Autumn Conference.
“Well done to all those Green Party members who voted in the prioritisation ballot. It is clearly no coincidence that the Green Party has the most pro-worker and pro-Trade Union policies of any major party. We’ve shown that the Green Party is the party for Trade Unionists and working people.”
Green Party members were earlier asked to vote in a ballot to prioritise the motions for discussion at Autumn Conference, which ended on 20th July.
The results of the voting can now be seen in the Final Agenda for conference, recently published (Green Party members only).
The Green Party’s Autumn Conference is to be held between 2nd and 4th September in Birmingham.
For more information on Autumn Conference, see the information on the Green Party website.