Communication Workers’ Union branch backs independence

Posted on March 4, 2013 by | 3 Comments

The CWU Scotland No 2 Branch has voted to back a yes vote in the independence referendum next year. The union, which covers postal workers in the Stirling, Edinburgh, Fife and Falkirk, has voted to play an active role in the campaign for Scottish independence.

The vote is symbolic because it is the first union to make such a move, and because less than a year ago, Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont gave an empassioned speech in favour of the union at the CWU annual conference.

But members voted to back independence because of widening inequality in Britain, and the failure of successive Labour and Conservative governments to revoke anti-union laws.

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3 Responses to “Communication Workers’ Union branch backs independence”

  1. doreen mctaggartNo Gravatar
    March 6th, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    can you tell me what percentage of your members voted / voted yes in this poll

  2. a johnstoneNo Gravatar
    February 21st, 2014 @ 5:06 am

    Not at all surprised by the decision being an ex-member of that CWU branch. After all its ex -branch secretary and ex-Legal and Medical rep were ex-SNP activists and when the SSP was launched i think there was a mass signing up to join it by the union reps.

    Whether it was an actual ballot of all the membership or an AGM decision, i have no idea being out of touch with the current situation.

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