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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 February 2020

Lambeth Unison letter

Unison union delegates voting, photo Paul Mattsson

Unison union delegates voting, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

An important discussion at Lambeth Unison's annual general meeting ended with a vote to endorse and circulate an open letter to Unison's leadership. The letter calls for a full consultation within the union after the union leadership announced its nomination of Keir Starmer for Labour leadership. The role of the Labour Party's position on Brexit in the general election, the importance of democratic debate in the union and more were all discussed.

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