Posts Tagged ‘Paul Kenny’

Left candidate wins general secretary election in GMB

by Jon Lansman.

The result of the election to choose the General Secretary of the GMB to replace Sir Paul Kenny whose term of office expires at the end of 2015 has been announced. The winner is Tim Roache, currently GMB Regional Secretary for Yorkshire & North Derbyshire, who beat Paul McCarthy,Regional Secretary for the North West & Ireland by 15,034 votes […]

Have the trade unions given up on Labour?

by Jon Lansman.

A slimmed down Trades Union Congress meeting this week on the banks of the Mersey has an air of unreality about it. It’s not quite that no-one cares what the TUC says – trade union leaders care enough about speaking with one voice that there is even less public debate and dissent here than there […]

The battle for the soul of the Labour Party (part 47 – the unions are sold a dummy)

by Jon Lansman.

Sometimes, news stories simply distract the reader from what is really happening. Yesterdays ‘news’ on the Collins review of the Labour Party — trade union link is that Ed Miliband’s reform plans are faltering: there’s a hiccup in the negotiations between Paul Kenny on behalf of the affiliated unions and the Leader’s office, but it’s about […]

Paul Kenny: no lectures from wealthy outsiders and CLP cuckoos

by Newsdesk.

This is the full text of GMB general secretary Paul Kenny’s speech to Labour party conference this morning. It is a pleasure of speaking today as Chair of TULO, representing the fourteen affiliated trade unions with a collective voice of millions of working people and their families. The trade union affiliates will only put in […]

In Bournemouth at the TUC, union leaders firm up against Ed Miliband’s proposals

by Jon Lansman.

In Bournemouth for the TUC Congress, the leaders of the three biggest unions affiliated to the Labour Party yesterday firmed up their position against Ed Miliband’s proposals to ‘reform’ the Labour Party trade union link. Dave Prentis, General Secretary of Unison which already has two sections of its political fund – one affiliated to Labour […]

Paul Kenny to stay on as GMB general secretary

by Andy Newman.

One of the worst kept secrets in the union world has been the fact that Paul Kenny had changed his mind about retiring. In a recent e-mail to staff, Paul says: “[I] confirm to anyone who hasn’t heard via the bush telegraph, that I have agreed with CEC to stay until my term of office expires.  I  […]

Paul Kenny to step down as GMB General Secretary; Len McCluskey to seek fresh mandate in Unite

by Andy Newman.

Paul Kenny announced to today’s Central Executive Council that he intends to step down as GMB general secretary in late 2013. It is no exaggeration to say that the very existence today of GMB as a healthy, solvent, independent and combative union is the achievment of Paul Kenny, who took over the union in 2005 as […]

Union call to stop wrecking fabric of daily life

by Jon Lansman.

“Working people in the UK can help stop the Conservative-led coalition from taking a wrecking ball to the fabric of daily life.” That is the New Year’s message to some 3.5 million workers across both the public and private sectors from their unions, the GMB, Unison and Unite, who say that the government’s dangerous prescription […]

The other union election

by Jon Lansman.

It passed without attention — the election for the general secretary of Britain’s third largest union. It isn’t often that General Secretaries are unopposed when they come up for re-election in our largest unions. Dave Prentice wasn’t  at Unison earlier this year; nor was Derek Simpson at Unite, even though his retirement was imminent. But […]

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