Defend the Link

Defend the Link

Following various conversations with labour movement activists at Tolpuddle the following campaign statement has been launched by the Labour Representation Committee, but with the aim of putting the campaign in the hands of a broad organising committee once significant support has been won.

There will be a meeting to discuss the campaign on the 3rd September 7pm, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London with speakers including Keith Ewing,Manuel Cortes General Secretary TSSA, Maria Exall, Marshajane Thompson as well as other initial signatories below.

Statement

“The creation of the Labour Party opened up the possibility of political representation for working class people.

The relationship between the trade unions and the Party has been and remains central to the role of the Party in representing the interests of working people.

We therefore support:

– the collective affiliation of trade unions to the Party;
– collective decision making by trade unionists within…

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