THE Communication Workers Union (CWU) voted yesterday to formally affiliate to Labour’s left-wing movement Momentum.
CWU general secretary Dave Ward said the union will now support Momentum in its campaign to unseat prominent Tory MPs and reassert trade union values in society.
He said: “The general election showed the value of Momentum as part of the wider labour movement and it has established itself as a major political force in the UK.
“It has a key role to play in securing a transformative Labour government and we look forward to working with Momentum to help deliver this at the earliest opportunity.”
Momentum emerged out of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign in 2015, organising about 150 groups across the country and with over 200,000 registered supporters.
The group has recently adopted a new constitution enabling trade unions to formally affiliate to it.