Smear aimed at 14,000 Community section members is exposed as lie
Opponents of Howard Beckett have stooped to outright falsehood in their desperation to derail his hugely popular campaign to become Unite’s next general secretary – by claiming that he wants to end Unite’s unique ‘Community’ section for unwaged members.
But Beckett intends to build up Community still further – and in July last year, long before the campaign to replace Len McCluskey began, he was telling Socialist Telly’s Damian Willey about how important the section was and that everybody, in paid work or not, needs to be in a union – including unwaged people in Unite Community:
Community is believed to have some 14,000 members and their votes are likely to be highly significant in the contest this summer. That supporters of other candidates are spreading a naked right-wing lie shames them.
Who leads Unite is vital for the wellbeing of its members – and for the future of the Labour movement. Spread the truth so that ‘UC’ members don’t fall for the smear.
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