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.
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.
U.K. Labour leader Ed Miliband said he wanted to “mend” not “end” the party’s relationship with unions as he sought to repair the damage from allegations that its biggest donor tried to rig the selection of a candidate.
Ed Miliband will move to distance his opposition Labour Party from the bosses of the U.K. unions that founded it, as police investigate whether one of those unions tried to fix the selection of a candidate for Parliament.
The U.K. opposition Labour lawmaker in charge of the party’s election campaign quit his post following a dispute about the selection of a candidate and allegations a trade union was trying to exert too much control.
Bombardier Inc., the world’s biggest trainmaker, will eliminate more than 1,400 jobs at a plant in Derby, England, in a move unions say could threaten the future of Britain’s sole remaining railcar factory.