As Skwawkbox predicted, BFAWU – a founding union of the party – splits from Labour over abuse of union president Ian Hodson
The Bakers’ union BFAWU has just voted to disaffiliate from the Labour party, at a special conference convened for the vote after the party targeted the union’s president Ian Hodson for expulsion over previous support for groups since ‘proscribed’ by Labour’s right-dominated machine.
Members have been furious with Starmer’s lurch to the right for months, with only nine percent saying they thought being affiliated to Labour served their interests, when the union’s executive polled members early this year.
The union was one of the founders of the party and has been an affiliate for 119 years – and while the so-called ‘mainstream’ media will try to dismiss the significance of the vote, it is a massive and damning verdict on Keir Starmer’s leadership and the conduct of the Labour right. Many expect the Fire Brigades Union to follow in the near future.
BFAWU insides said the vote was ‘overwhelming’.
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