Trades Union members have until 12:00 today to vote #Owen2016 as Labour leader #Unison #Unite #GMB

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Of the 2.4 million trades union levy payers in 2015, only around 140,000 bothered to register to vote in the Labour leadership election in 2015.  Less than half of that 140,000 actually voted in the leadership election in which Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader.

It is free for trades union levy payers to register.  There is no requirement to pay £25.

Owen Smith’s 25 point plan to improve workers’ rights include:

  • Introduce Modern Wages Councils to cover 9 million workers, many of them women. in Hospitality, Retail and Social Care
  • New Equal Pay legislation to close the gender pay gap
  • Employment rights from day one
  • Outlaw Zero-hours contracts
  • and strengthen enforcement of National Living Wage.

If your friends and family missed out on registering as a Labour supporter last week they might still be eligible to vote in the Labour leadership election if they’re a member of an affiliated trade union and have been since January 12th 2016.

If you forward this on to any unionised friends or family, they can click here to see if they have a vote.
The deadline to sign up to vote in the Labour leadership election is midday on Monday 8th August 2016 for trade union affiliated members, so act now and forward this email!

We’re #SavingLabour because we want our party to hold the Tories to account and offer a strong, dependable and united alternative Government. If you know trade union members they can help make this happen.

Here is a list of affiliated trade unions:

ASLEF
BECTU
BFAWU
Community
CWU
FBU
GMB
MU
NUM
TSSA
UCATT
UNISON
Unite
USDAW

 

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