Labour Party staff vote in favour of strike if compulsory redundancies go ahead

01 Sep 2021
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GMB members working for the Labour Party have voted in favour of strike action if compulsory redundancies go ahead.

The indicative ballot closed on August 31, as did applications for the voluntary redundancy scheme the Labour Party has offered the staff.

Both unions had turnouts of approximately 80 per cent and votes for taking industrial action if compulsory redundancies are announced were more than 75% in favour. 

This result has been communicated to the party and both sides have agreed to meet at lunchtime on Friday September 3, where the unions are hopeful an agreement can be reached on a way forward that avoids compulsory redundancies and industrial action.

Vaughan West, GMB Organiser, said:

“Labour Party workers have shown the strength of their anger at this ballot result.

“We hope party bosses will now sit up, take notice and talk with unions so we can avoid compulsory redundancies."

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