re-elect Len McCluskey
Since Len swept to power in our last election we have seen Unite proudly standing shoulder to shoulder with our members; leading the ﬁghtback against attacks on members pay, pensions and conditions as well as government austerity and vicious attacks on our communities.
Unite under Len’s leadership is now the progressive left voice for working people in the British and Irish labour movement and your voice is being heard loud and clear in the TUC, Labour Party and Government.
Len stood last time on a programme to ensure Unite fulﬁlled its full potential as:
a democratic union: with members in charge and authority pushed out to the industrial sectors, branches, workplaces and regions.
a ﬁghting union: that stands up for Unite members at work and in the community whenever needed.
a tolerant and inclusive union: which welcomes diversity of opinions and in which fear plays no part.
a progressive union: campaigning for the interests of working people wherever decisions are made at home and around the world.
a united union: working for equality for all its members at work, in the community and in Unite itself.
a union working for YOU: with oﬃces and employees focussed on delivering for our members.
an organising union: reaching out to the millions who need trade union protection.
It is clear that our union is already well on track to delivering its potential!
Under Len’s leadership and supported by a progressive left Executive Council:
we are not only standing shoulder to shoulder with our members but are leading the call in the TUC for a more aggressive collective response to austerity, including backing the call for coordinated industrial and community actions.
our branch restructuring is putting real power where it should be, in the hands of our members at their place of work and in the industrial sector committees that represent them. While this is taking longer than envisaged and we have to be sensitive in handling long established Branches, the principle is right and we will address any issues that arise in the appeal process.
our community organising, 100% and sector organising initiatives are giving a home and a voice to the non-waged inside Unite while building our industrial strength, confidence and bargaining power in workplaces across the union.
our political strategy is starting to put our values back into the Labour Party and our members also to ensure policy and actions on the ground reﬂect our priorities.
However, despite good progress we have a long way to go and Len is now standing for a second term to ensure we complete our journey.