Union region notifies party of ‘disdain and anger’ over politically-motivated attack on senior elected union official
In response to yet another sign of the Labour party’s contempt under the Starmer regime for the union movement that founded it, the north-east region of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has written to the party’s MPs notifying them that it will end all campaigning for and involvement with Labour because of the party’s abuse of a senior elected FBU official in the region – and its continuing assault on socialist party members.
The unnamed official with a longstanding record of campaigning for the party and its candidates has, according to the union, been targeted by Labour for liking social media posts expressing socialist values – and the union demands support and solidarity from the MPs it has supported in the past and warns them that further action is still being decided:
The union remains affiliated with Labour despite talk in 2021 that it might disaffiliate in protest at the conduct of Keir Starmer and his cronies, as the Bakers’ union has already done after an overwhelming member vote. However, the latest move by the FBU in the north-east may well snowball into a drive toward disaffiliation if – as is surely inevitable – the Starmer regime continues to chase the approval of billionaires at the expense of ordinary people.