Neil Findlay’s campaign for the Scottish Labour leadership has received the backing of a second trade union today. Following a hustings event at the annual Scottish UNISON Labour Link forum this morning, the public sector worker union chose to give its backing to Findlay. UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union, and this announcement will be seen as a big boost to the MSP’s campaign. He already has the support of ASLEF, the only other union to have made an announcement so far.
In a statement on their website, UNISON Scotland Labour Link chair Gordon McKay said:
“Members have been hugely impressed with Neil Findlay since he became an MSP and in particular as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. Neil understands that politics as usual isn’t good enough and we believe he offers a fresh approach with a real experience and understanding of the concerns of working people”.
“At today’s meeting Neil Findlay outlined a radical new policy approach that will be welcomed by our members.”
Jim Murphy officially launched his campaign with a speech in Edinburgh today.