Unite: Vote McCluskey!

Submitted by Matthew on 4 November, 2010 - 10:46

Members of Unite, Britain's biggest union (formed by the merger in 2008 of TGWU and Amicus), are voting to elect the merged union's first General Secretary. The ballot closes on 19 November.

There are four candidates: Les Bayliss and Gail Cartmail from the right, and Jerry Hicks and Len McCluskey from the left.

Solidarity and Workers' Liberty are backing McCluskey partly because McCluskey is the democratic choice of the (highly imperfect, but actually-existing) Unite United Left while Hicks's is essentially a personal candidacy with little potential to organise a rank-and-file left around it, and partly because McCluskey is the only candidate able to defeat Bayliss.

More: www.workersliberty.org/node/13588

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