The Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance is to start a campaign to encourage SIPTU members to stop a portion of their union subscriptions being passed onto the Labour Party. According to the alliance, the Labour Party receives in the region of €98,000 annually from SIPTU membership.The alliance is calling on all SIPTU members to complete a Political Fund Exemption Notice and send it to their local SIPTU office, so the Labour Party won’t receive the funds any more.
A spokesperson for the Alliance suggested that "it was madness to fund the Labour party when it turned its back on workers and everything that trade unions represent". I personally feel this is the correct way to go since the Labour party has turned to the Right and Labour ministers like Howlin threaten workers. Well this suggestion get much of a up take from Union members?
Kerry Public Service Workers