“Jeremy has supported Islington workers in their struggles. This has been particularly noticeable during the mainly public sector strikes of the last 9 months.”Islington TUC motion
By Islington TUC.
As part of the growing support for Islington North CLP rejecting the “NEC’s undue interference” as Keir Starrmer blocked Jeremy Corbyn from being their candidate at the next General Election last week, Islington Trades Union Council passed the emergency motion below on March 30 2023.
Islington TUC was relaunched in 2008 and Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn was key in making the revival of this, Islington-wide joint body of trade unions, a success.
Since then Jeremy has supported ITUC and more importantly has supported Islington workers in their struggles with employers. This has been particularly noticeable during the mainly public sector strikes of the last 9 months. The Islington North MP is a regular attender of picket lines, supporting teachers, rail and mail workers, university staff and others. Jeremy gets involved in trade union campaigns and promotes policies on behalf of trade unions in parliament and outside. He is committed to a better society for all and works hard to oppose those who try to divide us.
Islington TUC supports the Islington North CLP’s rejection of the ‘NEC’s undue interference’ in the party’s democratic processes and its call for others to rally in support.
The CLP further stated that: “‘Local Party members should select their candidates for every election.’”
“The officers of Islington North CLP strongly support this statement from Keir Starmer in February 2020.’
“We believe in the democratic rights of all constituency parties to choose their prospective parliamentary candidate. Therefor we reject the NEC’s undue interference in Islington North, which undermines our goal of defeating the Conservatives and working with our communities for social justice.”
Islington TUC also notes that the majority of trade union representatives on the NEC voted against the proposal to ban Jeremy Corbyn.
The representatives from Islington trade unions, at the ITUC meeting on 30/3/2023, agreed on the above and will add our support to demands that the NEC statement be withdrawn. We have an outstanding MP and we support him in these difficult times, and will respect and support the political choices he has to make in the light of Keir Starmer’s actions on 28/3/23.