The United Left congratulate Sharon Graham on her election as General Secretary of Unite.
Everyone will know that we supported Steve Turner as our candidate and are disappointed for him, however we genuinely wish Sharon every success in her new position.
The UL have many policies in common with Sharon and look forward to working with her going forward, in continuing to build the fighting back Union which our members need and deserve.
Unite members face a difficult period facing an onslaught from this vicious anti trade union government and employers emboldened by their support. Sharon has a difficult job in leading the fight against this tirade, and as Steve Turner said earlier, we need a strong Union to continue to win both in our workplaces and communities and it’s now more important than ever that our Union comes together determined and united.
Chair of the United Left in Unite the Union