PCS Left Unity has called a broad pension-activist conference for 7 January. But a fight will be needed to get the conference organisers to allow motions and debate.
The conference is 11:00--16:00, at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, opposite Euston Station.
The Independent Left in PCS, and many activists across other public sector unions, will be proposing a plan [see below]. So far, however, conference organisers have not agreed to take motions, but say they will have an official statement that can be spoken on.
PCS Independent Left and other activists will also be organising a fringe meeting after the conference, from 16:30 at University College London (exact room tba), to discuss how rank-and-file networks can be built in the unions and fight to continue the pensions campaign.
The official call for the conference says:
"The PCS Left Unity National Committee invites all activists from all unions to an organising conference on the 7th of January to debate how we can build the campaign to defend our pensions and fight the cuts and prevent any unacceptable “deal” that makes us work longer, pay more and get less.
"This will be an organising conference, not just a debating forum. It is intended to arm activists with the issues so they can go back to their workplaces and into their unions in order to build a campaign that will secure justice on pensions.
"To cover costs there will be a registration fee of £5 for waged delegates."