Grassroots union campaign hits UK Twitter chart
A grassroots Twitter campaign in support of Howard Beckett to be the next general secretary of the giant Unite union has trended in the UK – on May Day, the International Workers’ Day.
A tweet on Beckett’s account that said simply ‘Feck it’ triggered a wave of responses finishing the pithy slogan with ‘Vote Beckett’, as a short excerpt below demonstrates:
The response entered Twitter’s trending chart at number 15 at 8pm and has now climbed to number 14:
A ‘striking’ phenomenon on May Day, the International Workers’ Day – especially for a union election in the middle of huge parliamentary and local authority elections across the country.
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