Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SEIU -v- UNITE HERE and comments in the UK

I have no wish to become involved in disputes within the US Labour movement - when we get a decent movement in this country that fights for its members I'll begin to feel able to preach in that way!

However, in response to a comment on this blog arising from a report in Tribune I have been to have a look at what is going on.

Some people are critical of the Service Employees International Union for their organising tactics - which are seen as too close to the employers.

Others defend the SEIU.

I do not know the rights and wrongs of this - but if the SEIU are in the right then they are ill served by the support of anonymous bloggers who act as cheerleaders for the UNISON leadership who have comprehensively failed to mobilise the strength of our 1.3 million members.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like you Jon, I'm in no position to comment on the SEIU, but one thing puzzles me: as a branch secretary and NEC member, are you not the very UNISON leadership which has "comprehensively failed to mobilise the strength of our 1.3 million members"?

Or am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Albie Campbell = GMB spinner - go boil your head