Unite to cut donations to Labour Party

Labour’s biggest union donor is set to cut funding for the party as its boss said more needed to be done for workers.

Unite to cut donations to Labour Party
© PA Media Unite general secretary Sharon Graham (Sharon Graham Campaign/PA) – PA Media

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham told The Guardian that Unite would still pay £1 million in affiliation fees to Labour.

But Ms Graham, who took over from Len McCluskey in August, said in an interview with the newspaper that “there’s a lot of other money that we use from our political fund where, actually, I’m not sure we’re getting the best value for it”.

Unite to cut donations to Labour Party
© Provided by The Independent Len McCluskey, former general secretary of Unite the union (Hollie Adams/PA) (PA Archive)

When she took on the role Ms Graham promised to “completely refocus” the union, and at the time said: “I will be a general secretary for the workers, for my members.”

And she declined to attend Labour’s annual conference in Brighton this year as she said current industrial disputes would have to take priority.

The latest move threatens to deepen the divide between Unite and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Although a Labour source said: “Relationships with the unions are good.

“Unions have always funded campaigns and causes for their memberships.”

Ms Graham told The Guardian: “The fact that I am being quite robust is because Labour needs to talk about workers, needs to defend workers and needs to defend communities.”

Spot on from @UniteSharon:

“The fact that I am being quite robust is because Labour needs to talk about workers, needs to defend workers and needs to defend communities.”https://t.co/vDr0Qow260

— Jennie Formby (@Jennieformby1) December 2, 2021

And she said that money would instead be funnelled into projects which would “set the pace” for Labour to follow.

She did not reveal how much funding would be cut by.

From news to politics, travel to sport, culture to climate – The Independent has a host of free newsletters to suit your interests. To find the stories you want to read, and more, in your inbox, click here.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Nadal label Medvedev lawan sukar

© Provided by Sinar Harian JUARA empat kali Terbuka Amerika Syarikat, Rafael Nadal menyifatkan Daniil Medvedev sebagai lawan yang sukar untuk ditewaskan pada aksi final Terbuka Australia pada Ahad ini. ... Read more »

Langkah PKR guna logo sendiri dalam PRN Johor berisiko, kata penganalisis

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Penganalisis berkata penyokong DAP dan Amanah akan mempersoalkan tindakan PKR menggunakan logo sendiri dalam PRN Johor akan datang dan tertanya-tanya sama ada mereka boleh ... Read more »

4.6 Million Hungry, Doctors Begging For Food: Conflict In Tigray Surges

© Provided by News18 4.6 Million Hungry, Doctors Begging For Food: Conflict In Tigray Surges The ongoing conflict between Tigrayan forces and the government of Ethiopia continues to fuel a ... Read more »

Confident of BJP's victory in BBMP election: Karnataka CM Bommai

© Provided by The Statesman Confident of BJP’s victory in BBMP election: Karnataka CM Bommai Expressing confidence that the BJP would register a victory in the forthcoming civic body election ... Read more »

Zodiac Prediction: Venus the planet of love ends its retrogression- Find out what's in store for your sign

Venus is often praised as the giver of monetary pleasures & rejuvenation in cupid lives. The planet also symbolizes worldly gains and the ability of humans’ ability to be in ... Read more »

A first for P Chidambaram at 76 — top ex-minister turns political strategist for Goa Congress

Panaji: For the past nearly five months, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has been visiting Goa every two or three weeks. He has been to all of the coastal state’s ... Read more »

No weekend curfew in Delhi, DMRC resumes services as per regular timetable

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Delhi Metro services on weekends will be resumed as per regular timetable from Saturday (January 29, 2022) in view of the ease in restrictions ... Read more »

When a write-off is a triumph: Why Air India sale has both Tata & govt in buoyant mood

© Provided by The Print Something had to be radically wrong with Air India for the entire country to welcome its privatisation. This is a country in which Arun Shourie ... Read more »

Weak Case for Boosters Amid Omicron? What NTAGI Said After Meeting on 3rd Covid Shot

© Provided by News18 Weak Case for Boosters Amid Omicron? What NTAGI Said After Meeting on 3rd Covid Shot Dr JP Mulayil, an epidemiologist and member of the National Technical ... Read more »

Karnataka: Ex-Congress MLA's Kin Among 8 Chargesheeted by NIA in Islamic State Conspiracy Case

© Provided by News18 Karnataka: Ex-Congress MLA’s Kin Among 8 Chargesheeted by NIA in Islamic State Conspiracy Case A family member of former Karnataka Congress MLA, late B M Idinabba, ... Read more »

Shivarajkumar on dubbing for his brother Puneeth Rajkumar's last film James: It is emotionally hard

© Provided by Pinkvilla Kannada Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away in October 2021, will be seen on-screen one last time in the upcoming film James. Except for Puneeth’s dubbing, ... Read more »

ICC U19 World Cup: Australia thrash Pakistan to reach semi-finals

© Provided by Zee News Australia thrashed Pakistan by 119 runs on Friday (January 28) to become the third side into the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 ... Read more »

Best nature for Tangela and Tangrowth in Pokémon Legends Arceus

© Provided by GamePur Tangela and Tangrowth are Grass type Pokémon, first located in the Crimson Mirelands, at the Gapejaw Bog. These strange looking Pokémon are some of the earliest ... Read more »

Thandiwe Newton considered retiring from film acting after God's Country

© Provided by COVER News India Thandiwe Newton Thandiwe Newton seriously contemplated retiring from film acting after making God’s Country. In the new movie, the Westworld actress portrays Sandra Guidry, ... Read more »

Best Nature for Buneary and Lopunny in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

© Provided by GamePur Buneary and Lopunny are early-game Normal type Pokémon, located in the Obsidian Fieldlands near The Heartwood. These Pokémon may look cute, but don’t let their looks ... Read more »

Paris 2024: TOPS athletes will have to go through scientific tests

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: In order to increase India’s medal count at the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics, the government has decided on scientific testing ... Read more »

Where to find a Thunder Stone in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

© Provided by Dot Esports When dealing with evolutions involving the use of specific items, some will only be used once depending on how general their applications are. The exception ... Read more »

How to evolve Wurmple into Dustox or Beautifly in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

© Provided by GamePur Wurmple is one of those well known bug Pokémon that is more renown for its fast evolutions than its battle efficiency. Unlike other Pokémon, Wurmple has ... Read more »

Hierarchy of road users, the Dutch Reach: Do you know the new Highway Code rules?

A major overhaul of the Highway Code comes into force today in a bid to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians. © N/A New Highway Code guidance comes into ... Read more »

Markets give up early gains on FPI selling

Mumbai: India’s stock indices ended flat on Friday, surrendering early gains, as unrelenting selling by foreign funds in the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s hawkish monetary policy took the ... Read more »

South News Weekly Rewind: Puneeth Rajkumar's last movie release date, Ajith's's AK61 release date and more

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com From Puneeth Rajkumar‘s last movie release date and Ajith’s’s AK61 release date to Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s Valentine’s Day treat for Mahesh Babu fans, Nagarjuna slamming the ... Read more »

Ekta Kapoor Receives Severe Backlash From Fans; ‘ Will Never Forgive' Exclaim Fans

© Provided by Lehren Ekta Kapoor Receives Severe Backlash From Fans; ‘ Will Never Forgive’ Exclaim Fans In an age where Indian daily soaps are being trolled and being subjected ... Read more »

Raja Rasoi aur Anya Kahaniyan: How a food show that mixes politics and poetry gave me lifelong travel goals

© Provided by Firstpost Raja Rasoi aur Anya Kahaniyan: How a food show that mixes politics and poetry gave me lifelong travel goals “Good food is like music you can ... Read more »

Samir Karnik: Suniel Shetty stood by me like a rock

© Provided by Mid-Day A decade after Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), Samir Karnik is back with another situational comedy. The filmmaker is set to reunite Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty ... Read more »

‘How do you speak to the dead?' Stormy Daniels quizzed by Michael Avenatti over her paranormal powers

Michael Avenatti quizzed Stormy Daniels about her ability to speak to dead people and “dark entities that prowled” her former New Orleans home as he attempted to shatter her credibility in ... Read more »

Union says Nova Scotia teachers feeling strain of staff shortages caused by COVID-19

HALIFAX — Nearly two weeks after in-person learning resumed in Nova Scotia schools, teachers are feeling the strain of staff shortages, says the head of their union. © Provided by ... Read more »

Alicia Silverstone Flips Off Fat Shamer: ‘I Look Good'

Alicia Silverstone has a stone cold response for a bodyshamer. © Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD Alicia Silverstone Silverstone, 45, spotted a photo of herself in a navy blue ... Read more »

Brian Cox Reveals Logan Roy Was Almost Killed Off In Season 1 Of ‘Succession'

In a shocking reveal, Brian Cox says his iconic “Succession” character was almost killed off immediately when the show began. The actor made the claim when he spoke on SiriusXM’s ... Read more »

Identities confirmed in deaths of family of 4 on Manitoba-U.S. border; RCMP plead for info

The identities of a family who perished in Manitoba were released Thursday. © The Canadian Press/John Woods A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man., on Thursday, Jan. ... Read more »

Trucker convoy against vaccine mandates rolls through Ontario en route to Ottawa

A convoy of truckers opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates is making its way through southwestern Ontario on Thursday, bringing traffic headaches while drawing scorn from some and praise from others.  Hundreds ... Read more »

Gossip Girl Almost Cut Kristen Bell's Voiceover from the Original Series: 'Most Critical Casting'

© Provided by People Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic Hey, Upper East Siders: Gossip Girl almost didn’t have a voice in the original CW series. In the premiere episode of Jessica Szohr‘s Gossip Girl-related podcast XOXO, series ... Read more »

Henti kelirukan orang ramai mengenai indeks persepsi rasuah, kata Santiago

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Parlimen dan Undang-Undang) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar perlu lebih teliti apabila menjelaskan mengenai kes rasuah, kata Ahli Parlimen Klang ... Read more »

The Post says: Tell Albany Democrats to fix our catastrophic bail laws — here's how

Albany pols refuse to acknowledge the reality of bail “reform” killing both minorities and NYPD officers in the streets. Christopher Sadowski In 2018, 289 people were killed in New York ... Read more »

Gurugram gets India's biggest Electric Vehicle charging point

© Provided by Zee News An electric vehicle charging station with the capacity of changing the capacity of a hundred charging points is now opened in Gurugram Haryana. It is being considered as India’s ... Read more »

Wyllie, Salzmann help Australia brush Pakistan aside

© ICC via Getty Images Teague Wyllie continued his impressive run of form © ICC via Getty Images Australia 276 for 7 (Wyllie 71, Miller 64, Kellaway 47, Qasim 3-40) ... Read more »

IMF urges El Salvador to scale back $150 million Bitcoin trust fund, drop crypto plans

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund said Friday that El Salvador should dissolve the $150 million trust fund it created when it made the cryptocurrency ... Read more »

Andrew Garfield figured out how to put the iconic Spidey pointing meme into 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

© Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Andrew Garfield suggested how they could bring the Spider-Man pointing meme to life in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and ... Read more »

Australian Open, women's final preview: Contrast in styles as Ashleigh Barty faces Danielle Collins

© Provided by Firstpost Australian Open, women’s final preview: Contrast in styles as Ashleigh Barty faces Danielle Collins Melbourne: Australian Open crowd haven’t had much to see of home favourite ... Read more »

Man City transfer gossip: Raheem Sterling U-turn made as Pep Guardiola eyes Brazil ace

Manchester City are set to keep Raheem Sterling, with reports suggesting they could be ready to re-enter contract negotiations with the England international. Sterling had been tipped to join Spanish ... Read more »

Bigg Boss 15 Grand Finale Live Updates: Karan, Tejasswi, Shamita, Pratik, Nishant & Rashami in finals

© Provided by Pinkvilla After months of wait, the Bigg Boss 15 finale is here and in just a day’s time, we will get to know who will lift the ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic