Labour’s David Lammy says he doesn’t support BA workers at Heathrow taking strike action, which may disrupt summer holiday plans for passengers
David Lammy sparked a fresh row with a key trade union on Sunday by saying Labour should categorically refuse to back demands from airline workers for a pay rise of about 10%.
Unite – which says staff are just asking to reverse a pay cut that occurred during the pandemic – accused the shadow foreign secretary of launching an “attack” on the workers it represents. The general secretary, Sharon Graham, said his comments were a new low for Labour, which could not be relied upon by working people.
Graham has previously indicated she wanted to scale back Unite’s contributions to Labour. The union was once one of the party’s biggest donors, but Graham has repeatedly indicated she would like to divert its budget elsewhere.
Sharon Graham continues with reasons why workers should be supported and why David Lammy just doesnt know what he is talking about
Caroline Lucas voiced support for workers in another post online
And Diane Abbott called out his clear hypocrisy – floating morally whatever way the wind is pushing him, why should anyone trust an MP with no Moral standards.
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