An indicative ballot of Labour Party staff will be held over potential compulsory redundancies, Unite, the UK’s leading union, said today (Wednesday 18 August).

The union said workers who give their all to the Labour Party should not be made to pay the price for the reorganisation announced by Labour general secretary David Evans yesterday. 

The indicative ballot, which begins on Monday 23 August and ends on Tuesday 31 August, will ask members if they are willing to take strike action if compulsory redundancies are announced.

Unite regional officer Matt Smith said: “Labour staff have worked tirelessly for the party and should not be made to pay the price for this reorganisation.

“Unite will now carry out an indicative ballot of our members next week to see if they are willing to strike over any planned compulsory redundancies as a result of this restructure.” 


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