LRC statement on the attacks on the Labour-union link

Submitted by AWL on 26 July, 2013 - 2:20

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 to represent the interests of working people.

We therefore support:

  • the collective affiliation of trade unions to the Party;
  • collective decision making by trade unionists within the party
  • representation for, and involvement of, trade unions at every level of the Party;
  • We call on all labour movement activists to make submissions to the Collins review in accordance with the above principles.