Britain’s opposition Labour Party has asked the police to investigate whether a union that is one of its largest financial backers tried to improperly influence the selection of a candidate for a safe electoral seat in Scotland.
The U.K. opposition Labour Party is split on its strategy for next year’s election and faces defeat unless it offers an alternative to austerity, according to the leader of the country’s biggest trade union.
British students’ protests against the raising of university tuition fees must be emulated by labor unions if the government’s plans to make ordinary people pay for a crisis caused by bankers are to be stopped, said Len McCluskey, the general secretary-designate of Unite.
British Airways Plc ’s cabin-crew union has asked pilots to stop undermining a two-year campaign over pay and staffing levels by volunteering as emergency flight attendants during strike action, according to the cockpit union.
Len McCluskey , the leader of U.K. union Unite, said a workers’ strike at British Airways Plc in 2011 is almost “inevitable” unless agreement on the cabin crew dispute is reached within the next week, the Times reported, citing an interview.