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2008 Retired Members' Conference
24 June 2008
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that in recent years UNISON has evolved from an organisation with a servicing culture to one with an organising approach. The union is more likely to get good results where it has strong membership organisation. Strong membership is based on the following organising principles:

i.Working collectively;

ii.Listening to members’ views;

iii.Knowing where our members are;

iv.Getting members actively involved;

v.High membership density;

vi.Promoting democracy and membership participation.

Conference believes that for the Retired Members’ Organisation to operate effectively within UNISON to pursue not only our aims but to support our working colleagues, retired member activists must be aware of the union’s organising approach.

Conference therefore requests that the National Retired Members’ Committee take appropriate action to ensure that information on UNISON’s organising approach is made available to retired member activists.