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Left victory in building workers' union
There has been a victory for the left and the rank and file in building workers' union Ucatt. After a long campaign by victimised official Mick Dooley, the Certification Officer has forced general secretary Alan Richie to stand down immediately and ordered a re-run of the 2009 election. The reason for this is because less than half of Ucatt's 130,000 members received a ballot paper!
Mick was the runner-up in the election and was sacked last week by the union after being victimised and harassed since late 2009. He stood in the election on a fighting programme of revitalising the rank and file of the union and taking on the employers. This decision will be welcomed by all those in Ucatt who are committed to transforming the union into a fighting organisation.
In The Socialist 16 March 2011:
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