Union leaders statement backing Jeremy Corbyn and petition of confidence (now over 200k signatures).

27 June 2016

A statement from union leaders backing Jeremy Corbyn to continue as Labour leader.

The Prime Minister’s resignation has triggered a Tory leadership crisis. At the very time we need politicians to come together for the common good, the Tory party is plunging into a period of argument and infighting. In the absence of a government that puts the people first Labour must unite as a source of national stability and unity.

It should focus on speaking up for jobs and workers’ rights under threat, and on challenging any attempt to use the referendum result to introduce a more right-wing Tory government by the backdoor.

The last thing Labour needs is a manufactured leadership row of its own in the midst of this crisis and we call upon all Labour MPs not to engage in any such indulgence.

Len McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite the Union

Dave Prentis, General Secretary, UNISON

Tim Roache, General Secretary, GMB

Dave Ward, General Secretary, CWU

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary, UCATT

Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, TSSA

Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF

Matt Wrack, General Secretary, FBU

John Smith, General Secretary, Musicians’ Union

Gerry Morrissey, General Secretary, BECTU

Ronnie Draper, General Secretary, BFAWU

Chris Kitchen, General Secretary, NUM

Sign the petition of Confidence in Jeremy Corbyn here


  1. Annette said:

    It’s a disgrace that the MPS are not listening to its membership. This is what got us in the mess in the first place

    27 June 2016 at 11:27am
  2. Les Smith said:

    As a collective we must move forward together. The bullying of Jeremy Corbyn is obvious and the people who are carrying this out must be taken to task. A socialist party has no room for bullies who, in my view, if they group together form an undemocratic conspiracy.

    27 June 2016 at 11:29am

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