Regional organisation tells general secretary to organise immediately in support of Palestinians – and donates £10k each to pro-Palestinian groups
The London and Eastern region of the Unite union – representing more members than the entire CWU union – has written to Unite general secretary Sharon Graham deploring her and the union’s lack of support for Palestinians against the war crimes being perpetrated in Gaza by the Israeli occupying regime – support for Palestinians is a union position voted in by its sovereign conference.
Graham has already been challenged by insiders over her silence on Gaza – a stark contrast to her clenched-fist posturing in front of a Ukraine flag – and has been exposed using proxies to order a senior union official to cancel a pro-Palestinian event at Labour’s conference fringe last week.
And now the London and Eastern regional secretary has written to Graham on behalf of his committee, noting the complete lack of solidarity shown so far and demanding immediate action to ensure the union is fully represented at the next pro-Palestinian demo – and that Sharon Graham personally write to every branch of the union urging them to participate:
Skwawkbox understands that the branch has also made donations, of ten thousand pounds each, to Medical Aid for Palestinians and Palestine Solidarity Campaign,
Sharon Graham has previously used proxies on other issues related to Israel and Palestine. In July, she told assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail to cancel a showing of the film ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn/The Big Lie’, which exposes the political abuse of antisemitism accusations against left-wingers in the Labour party and discussion of Asa Winstanley’s forensic book Weaponising Antisemitism: How the Israel Lobby Brought Down Jeremy Corbyn. The union has banned showings of the film in any of its buildings, despite widespread interest from members. The weaponisation of antisemitism against the left for factional purposes was confirmed even by the Starmer-commissioned Forde inquiry, but its inconvenient findings have been ignored by the party regime.
Graham’s tenure as Unite boss has also been marked by a string of other allegations – which neither she nor the union has denied.
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