Tuesday 16 February 2016

New GMB general secretary will use union to campaign for the EU

The incoming General Secretary of the GMB union intends to mobilise their 640,000 members to campaign to stay in the EU.

General Secretary-elect Tim Roache says that we have to stay in the EU (or "Europe" as he ignorantly calls it) because the EU has given workers rights and Cameron can't be trusted to do the same. He says that Cameron and his cronies will "drive down pay and conditions" when we leave the EU but then goes on to criticise the British government for allowing companies to advertise for cheap immigrant labour from eastern Europe which drives down pay and conditions but which the British government is unable to stop.

The RMT union has already come out in favour of leaving the EU.