Unite and the Labour link

Shiraz Socialist

Unite and the Collins Report
By Jim Kelly, Chair, London & Eastern Region, Unite (personal capacity)

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By choosing to answer the question "who runs Labour?"

Above: Len McCluskey

Just as the Falkirk affair was put to bed, we were faced with a much bigger challenge; Miliband’s call to individualise party membership and end (or severely downgrade) the link between unions and Party. Unions from the GMB to USDAW are united against it, while the UL (The United Left group within Unite, who have a majority on the union’s Executive -JD) met and voted 60 to 1 to oppose it. There is a majority both within the unions and Party to maintain the link. So while it would be a major defeat for the unions if Miliband’s reforms were to go through as is, this will only happen if we support change, or if unions are divided. Unions have almost half the votes at Labour’s conference…

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