The party supposed to represent workers will now see strike action over its abuse of staff and squandering of resources
More than three out of four unionised Labour staff have voted for strike action over the party’s threat to make 90 staff – around a quarter of its workforce – redundant because Labour’s new management has squandered the healthy bank balance built up by former leader Jeremy Corbyn and his team with the support of hundreds of thousands of members.
Around 150,000 members – perhaps more – have quit the party in disgust at the new leadership, while Keir Starmer and David Evans have failed to convince the rich donors they have been pursuing that Labour is worth their money. In addition, Labour has thrown away money it clearly could not afford, paying huge settlements to right-wing former staff in a case its lawyers said it would almost certainly win.
GMB and Unite members had voted two weeks ago to take a ballot for industrial action – and their overwhelming yes vote now will have the backing of all the genuine Labour movement against the mini-me dictators currently destroying the party.
It is one more shameful episode in a year and a half of disgrace for a party that was until so recently great and has been destroyed by those who claimed they would be twenty points ahead of the Tories under anyone but Corbyn.
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