Mick Rix leaves STWC committee

Former ASLEF general secretary Mick Rix has withdrawn from the Stop the War Coalition committee after its statement denouncing the IFTU. Excerpts from a statement he has circulated:

I cannot be associated with remarks that attack decent trade unionists and their unions… very much in the same way that George Galloway’s article did in the Morning Star…

These statements that have supposedly been put out in the name of STW have not been debated, nor views invited before publication. Although the statement from STW is a little less personalised than George’s rant in the Morning Star… I still feel that this statement is wrong, factually, and is personalised also.