|Simpson: Wads and Wads of it|
Below is the letter to union bodies telling them how to present this problem:
We can anticipate that this will give rise to disquiet among the membership"
Here is the official union statement
Here are the Union prepared Q&A
It seems that the age old cycle of the new bureaucracy getting revenge on the old is in play. What is becoming evident is how little the lay parts of the union (mostly the small General Secretary supporters clubs) knew. At the Executive debate on this, which lasted about 4 hours, it was decided to investigate the possibility of launching a legal challenge with a view to claiming the money back. Yeah sure, just like last time, when it took an ordinary member to get rid of GS Lyons.
Dearunite.com confidently predict this cycle will be happening again when McCluskey goes. Unless a grass roots candidate wins in which case maybe we'll actually get some funds back and it'll all come to an end.