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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Backlash begins against Union Labour Link

No sooner do we have the latest scandal of corrupt corporate funding of the Tory Party than a concerted attempt is being made by to undermine the Union Labour link.

Sadly New Labour elements are fronting the attack, with ex-Party General Secretary Peter Watt supporting Con Dem demands that trade unionists in affiliated unions be required to 'opt in' rather than 'opt out' of union political fund contributions - in the certain knowledge that this will severely deplete the level of membership affiliation and union funding to the Labour Party.

Listen here to CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes debate the Union Labour link with Peter Watt on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning at 08.10:

For more on party funding read here: