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There is still time to vote, but the leadership of Unite decided to treat democracy as a poor relation in this election - Gerard Coyne

The ballot for Unite's leadership runs until 5pm on Wednesday, so there is still time to vote.

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Good jobs, decent wages and security for your family aren't asking for the moon - Gerard Coyne

Good jobs, decent wages and security for your family. It’s hardly asking for the moon, is it?

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Unite leadership challenger warns controversial Apprenticeship Levy a wasted opportunity to fill Brexit skills gap

Gerard Coyne, challenger for the leadership of Unite the Union, commenting today (3 April 2017) on the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, said:

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Call centres are the new Victorian Mills, says Gerard Coyne

Gerard Coyne said:

"Call centres are the new Victorian mills. They may not employ children these days but many have the same scandalous practices of zero-hours, performance related pay, constant pressure and few workers right that we associate with the dark Satanic factories.

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Statement from Gerard Coyne

Gerard Coyne said:

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Unite challenger Gerard Coyne asks "Who is Len McCluskey to decide that Jeremy Corbyn has 15 months to prove himself?

In the light of Len McCluskey's 'catastrophic blunder' in using Unite money to put and keep Jeremy Corbyn in place, his challenger Gerard Coyne says union bosses should not meddle in Labour politics in this way.

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Unite needs to recognise we have treated women as second class members, says Gerard Coyne

Responding to the launch of the Unite Women's Charter, Gerard Coyne, challenger for the leadership of Unite the Union, said:

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The UK needs higher growth, not next taxes, says Gerard Coyne

Following the news of the government's u-turn over national insurance contributions paid by the self-employed, Gerard Coyne, challenger for the post of general secretary of Unite the union said:

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Putting money into Momentum has been a "huge mistake" - Gerard Coyne warns

Unite challenger Gerard Coyne has branded the decision to put money into Momentum as a "huge mistake".

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Len McCluskey's silence over by-election defeat is damning - Gerard Coyne

The silence of Len McCluskey is truly damning. He has driven Labour to the edge of the cliff - and then disappeared in a puff of smoke as it tumbles over the edge.

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