Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has issued his New Year message to Unite members and others.
In it, he lays out the reasons why strong unions are so important, the vital role Unite and other unions are essential to achieving a healthy post-Brexit UK and challenges his members to recruit their colleagues, family and friends to join a union to strengthen the ordinary people of this country:
McCluskey also fires a shot across the bow of his erstwhile and would-be challenger for the Unite leadership.
Gerard Coyne, who lost the General Secretary election in spite of a low campaign of smears and admitted use of Labour Party data to which he was not entitled under the Data Protection Act (DPA), is attempting a legal challenge to the result, accusing McCluskey of the same kind of abuse of data to which he himself admitted live on national radio.
McCluskey assures members – and warns Coyne – of his absolute confidence that the union has acted correctly and will be found to have done so and that the ‘manufactured row’ will not distract McCluskey or Unite from their mission.
McCluskey is absolutely right that strong unions are vital to the wellbeing of our people and our society. So if you’re not a union member, find the right one and join – and get your colleagues, friends and family to do so as well.
And share this video so others do the same.
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