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Chesterfield CMA branch votes unanimously for Beckett just days after rival visits in person – as nomination wave continues

Turner’s visit to Chesterfield can’t prevent overwhelming vote for Beckett by communications workers in Unite’s newest sector – and others join them on same day as nominations surge

Chesterfield CMA branch of Unite the Union voted unanimously on Tuesday night to nominate Howard Beckett in the election to become the union’s next general secretary.

The vote came as Orkney Island branch and Aramark Cota Offshore branch also added their nominations to Beckett’s burgeoning support, taking his nominations to at least 17 with the nomination phase not yet even a week old. The Chesterfield vote will come as a blow to rival Steve Turner, who was there in person last week to speak.

Other branches in Chesterfield have yet to vote and may opt differently and there is a long way to go even in this first phase of the contest, but so far Beckett’s rivals have picked up only a couple of nominations among them, while at least five have come on board for Beckett just in the last twenty-four hours.

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6 comments

  1. Ballymurphy massacre,a coroner yesterday ruled that the murder of ten civilians including a Catholic priest attending injured and a mother of eight young children were “Entirly innocent” .ITs taken fifty years for that statment with most of the witness statments disapeared including soldier statments as well.I wonder what Howard Beckett thinks about Crown forces and the justice system in occupied Ireland.?IT would be interesting?

  2. The British Empire have been murdering us Irish for over 800 years The Israelis are doing the same to the palestinians nobody will ever get justice from these murdering Basterds And I am NOT A ANTISEMITE

    1. I see that the Israeli airforce have managed to prevent a potential, Palestinian invasion again.

      1. Indeed ……. and the British government’s response is to say that they can’t do anything to stop the “fighting” until they stop fighting.

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