Archiv: Unite the Union


23.09.2019 - 14:47 [ Daily Mail ]

Labour at breaking point: Jeremy Corbyn launches extraordinary tirade at reporters at party conference as he faces humiliation at the hands of Remainer activists in crunch Brexit votes – with even his union allies abandoning him

Amid intense behind-the-scenes arm-twisting today, public services union Unison broke ranks to declared it will oppose the leader’s Brexit fudge.

But the Momentum pressure group appears to have handed Mr Corbyn a lifeline by signalling its activists will be in his camp, rather than with the Remainers.

In a shock split, its founder Jon Lansman made clear he did not agree with the decision, tweeting that ‚members should feel free to vote with their conscience‘.

23.09.2019 - 14:44 [ ITV.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn relies on union block vote to crush members who want party to back Remain, writes Robert Peston

A source close to Corbyn tells me he expects the block vote of the unions to defeat that motion on Monday when put to conference, although another source told me the two giant unions, Unison and Unite, are no longer as one and Unison may peel away from Unite and abstain.

22.09.2019 - 11:49 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Top Jeremy Corbyn aide Andrew Fisher to quit ‘by the end of the year’

The revelations come a day after the Labour leader was forced to step in to save Tom Watson’s job, after Jon Lansman tried to scrap the post of Labour deputy leader.

The Momentum chief launched a shock attempt to remove Mr Watson – with the support of the Unite union – at a meeting of Labour’s ruling national executive committee on Friday night.

15.09.2019 - 12:31 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

EXCL Labour set for conference clash over party’s general election Brexit stance

Trade unions and Labour members are set for a major clash at the party’s annual conference over Brexit, PoliticsHome understands.

30.04.2019 - 15:10 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Trade Union movement is not in favour of a second referendum. Tonight the Communication Workeea Union reaffirmed their opposition. ASLEF is opposed as is UNITE.

22.01.2019 - 20:02 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit: Theresa May set to meet top Corbyn ally Len McCluskey for talks in No10

The Unite general secretary has been issued the unprecedented invite to No10 as the Prime Minister desperately tries to win support for her deal.

A union source said GMB leader Tim Roache and UNISON’s Dave Prentis had also been invited for one-on-one talks on Thursday.

18.12.2018 - 01:22 [ Peter Arnott ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn and his senior adviser Seumas Milne have backed away from putting down a “proper” motion of no confidence in the government because they do not yet want the final apocalyptic battle to begin between Keir Starmer and Unite over a referendum

(17.12.2018)

06.12.2018 - 13:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

Unite leader warns Labour against backing second EU referendum

The private intervention comes at a fractious time for the party, as the leadership agonises over what its tactics should be if Theresa May loses a vote on the Brexit deal in parliament.

McCluskey is an influential figure in the party and several of Corbyn’s most trusted staff are former Unite members and close to the union leader, including the party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, the adviser Andrew Murray and the chief of staff, Karie Murphy.