UCATT endorse Findlay and Clark in Scottish leadership contest


UCATT (The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians) has announced it will be supporting Neil Findlay MSP for Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and Katy Clark MP for Deputy Leader.

The union, which is the largest in the construction industry, has explained that it’s choosing to support Findlay, a former bricklayer, because he has said he wants to work in partnership with unions to create clear “red water” between Labour and the SNP, achieve full employment, introduce a living wage across Scotland and to create a council house building programme.

Meanwhile, they have said their support from Clark stems from her commitment to eradicating poverty, to stop the privatisation of public services, ensure the railways are brought back into public ownership and end care visits limited to 15 minutes.

Steve Murphy, General Secretary of UCATT, said: “Neil Findlay and Katy Clark will create a dynamic and radical leadership team. Their policies will benefit working people who feel they are being ignored by other political parties.”

This comes after Unite earlier this week also endorsed Findlay and Clark, and makes UCATT the fifth union to endorse both candidates.

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