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Unite votes to accept the Collins Report on Labour-uni...

Unite votes to accept the Collins Report on Labour-union link

13 February 2014

The Unite union, the Labour Party's largest affiliate, has today (Thursday) voted to accept the Labour Party’s Collins Report.

The report, which was accepted by a specially-convened meeting of Unite’s executive council after a two-and-a-half hour debate, proposes a series of reforms to the Labour-trade union link.

Commenting, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said:  “Unite’s executive members measured the Collins report against the union’s December statement on the draft proposals and found that it was compatible with this union’s objective of renewing the engagement of working people in the party founded to serve their interests.

“A full and honest debate was had among our executive and while concerns were expressed these were outweighed by confidence that these proposals could deliver fuller participation by working men and women in the Labour Party, consistent with Unite's political strategy."

ENDS

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Notes to editors

• Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.