Published On: Sun, Sep 19th, 2021

CWU joins Unite in voting against Evans confirmation

Another large union says enough is enough

CWU general secretary Dave Ward made the announcement

CWU, another large Labour-affiliated Union, will vote against the confirmation of Keir Starmer’s acting general secretary David Evans at Labour’s annual conference, which begins next weekend.

CWU general secretary Dave Ward announced the news on Twitter in response to yet another ridiculous disciplinary scandal: the party’s decision to place MP Kate Osborne under investigation, simply for a tweet of solidarity with colleague Rebecca Long-Bailey.

The Osborne decision was ‘rescinded’ after only an hour, a similar result to that involving Young Labour chair Jess Barnard.

CWU joins giant union Unite in its opposition to Evans and with the Bakers’ and Fire Brigades unions almost certain to vote against him, there is a slim but real chance that Evans could be out of a job next week, ironic given his plan to make about a third of Labour’s staff redundant after he and Starmer took the party to the verge of bankruptcy.

If the hubris of the right – in launching their war on members, MPs and other elected representatives as if Evans was already secure – comes home to roost it will be only fitting.

Skwawkbox recommends every left delegate who has not already been suspended or expelled, in the Labiur machine’s naked attempt to protect Evans, to lock their social media accounts or even temporarily deactivate them until after conference.

Every left delegate who makes it to vote in Brighton is a step toward a major blow against Starmer’s Stalinist regime.

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