Sumary of Unite will no longer rely on Labour – fighting for our members must come first | Sharon Graham:
- ”When I heard the story I knew I could win the election for Unite’s general secretary.
- they underestimated how much this reflected the mood among union members.
- We can’t keep hoping for the election of a Labour government to solve our members’ problems.
- When did the parliamentary Labour party win a collective bargaining agreement at a workplace?
- We cannot have the political tail wagging Unite’s industrial dog any longer.
- For example, on home working, should Unite have separate negotiations with each of the big banks or should we create a collective effort, for all our banking reps to come together and work towards one agreement?
- Leverage can be defined as union strategies designed to give us an advantage in negotiations with hostile employers, which involve tactics well beyond the traditional “all-out” strike.
- However, if you read some of the recent press scare stories you might think that leverage means Unite members harassing employers’ families, including their children.