Public Service Champions Charter – #GE2020
Quiz your election candidates
Pay, working time, housing, gender pay equality and the climate crisis are among the issues that Fórsa is raising with the main political parties contesting general election 2020. And the union has developed materials to help Fórsa members quiz election candidates who knock on the door to plead for their votes.
Fórsa is not affiliated to any political party, and does not support any parties or candidates in the election. But the union is actively working to influence the policy of the next government on the issues that matter most to its members.
We believe the policies of the next government can be shaped if Fórsa members use this material to send a strong and consistent message to party leaders.
Last week, Fórsa wrote to all the main political parties to outline the policies it wants to see implemented after the election on 8th February.
And the union’s Public Service Champions’ Charter sets out a range of questions on public service-wide issues that we’ve put to all the political parties.
We intend to publish their responses online in the final week of the election campaign.
The union has also published a series of handy guides to issues that members can raise with canvassers. Different versions cover the civil service, education, health, local authorities, and there are special versions to cover the union’s current school secretary and CE supervisors’ campaigns (included in the ‘Services & Enterprises’ questions below).
Parties are influenced by what they hear on the doorstep if enough people show they’re concerned about particular issues.
We believe the policies of the next government can be shaped if Fórsa members use this material to send a strong and consistent message to party leaders. So, keep it by the hall door and be ready when the politicians come looking for your vote!