Employment: Unite Announce Capita Strike

95% of responders voted 'Yes' to strike action from a 72% turnout. The strike will be for 6 continuous days starting on October 5th. The strike is in response to major changes being implemented by Capita on their pension and benefits scheme. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-announces-capita-strike-over-pensions/

Scottish Labour: Unions Back Leonard

Labour List has two articles today on Richard Leonard gaining support from unions. The first is in reference to ASLEF: https://labourlist.org/2017/09/aslef-backs-left-wing-candidate-for-scottish-labour-leadership/ The second is in reference to Unite: https://labourlist.org/2017/09/unite-swings-behind-radical-corbynista-candidate-for-scottish-labour/