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PAY CONFERENCE 1981
CPSA SPECIAL PAY CONFERENCE COMMUNIQUE Thursday 29th January 1981
SPECIAL CONFERENCE OFF TO A FLYING START!
Good Morning Fellow Delegates and Observers This one day Special Pay Conference promises to be a factional bloodbath of screen epic proportions. The "Daylies" and "Narrow Left" parties have drawn up their battle lines and will fight to the end. Stopping at nothing to achieve their aims. So be prepared for the deliberate and complete disruption of the whole agenda as points of order and card votes go flying back and forth. And please don't drink too much because there is only one men's and one women's toilet in the building - that should be an interesting sight after the drinking break at midday. This Communiqué is being provided as a membership service as something to read during those boring card votes, so take your time.
LOSINSKA'S RULINGS SHOCK HORROR
So let's start off with the mysterious rulings that Losinska has made concerning this Conference. She has ruled that the Special Pay Conference cannot commit the National Body to do anything that would require a Constitutional amendment. But she is the determiner of the union's constitution and so she could conveniently rule that anything we decide requires a constitutional amendment and therefore is not permissible. She has also ruled that the Special Pay Conference may not reconvene or call another Conference, in spite of the Constitution's declaration that Branches representing 25% of the membership may call for a conference - is she trying to say that this Conference doesn't even represent 25% of the membership?
A CAR CRASH FOR KATIE
Continuing on the subject of our illustrious and much loved President; did you know that Katie was involved in a minor car accident recently? Driving out of CPSA Headquarters, she struck or was struck by a van, the speed of the impact causing considerable damage to both vehicles. Unfortunately, when you want a policeman there never is one. So we shall never know if those little crystals would have turned green. But the strange thing is, La Lozenge's car was repaired as new in less than no time. And where do you think the funds for that little job came from? I think we should be told.
During the recent upheavals in Poland a number of CPSA Branches quite rightly felt that support should be given to the brave attempts to set up Solidarnosc, the independent trade union now run by Lech Walesa. In fact they felt so strongly that they called on the NEC to show solidarity with their Polish comrades by sending them letters of support and donations. How strange then that the NEC minutes record the donation of £250 and a message of support but not to Solidarity or to anyone within a thousand miles of Poland. Instead the money went to a shady outfit in London called the "Polish Government in Exile", run by a fat millionaire calling himself "Count" Racsynski. It is not known what connection Losinska has with this so-called Government, but the usual grubby fiver will be supplied to the first person who can find any links between Mrs. Losinska (a good English name) and these "exiled"(!) Poles.
ELLIOTT MAKES A CHARLIE OF HIMSELF
Charlie Elliott of the NEC got disgustingly drunk at the last NEC meeting and made a fool of himself by swearing, shouting and swaying unpleasantly during an afternoon session. Now he has sent round the NEC a "secret" circular apologising for his revolting behaviour and saying that he will not be claiming subsistence for that afternoon as he was in ''no sense present''. The PFLCPSA have of course obtained a copy of this darning circular and will issue at a time nearer the NEC elections when members might like to know a little more about their NEC candidates than what they put in their election addresses.
TONY BENN TO SPEAK AT BROAD LEFT MEETING
Tony Benn will be speaking at the Broad Left's lunchtime meeting, which will take place in the House of Commons. Eggs will be distributed free outside.