United Left

Nominate Len McCluskey for Unite General Secrerary

"Serving you, our members, is the greatest privilege of my working life. I am proud to have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with you in your struggles and proud to have been asked by so many to continue to fight for you."

See more at: www.unite4len.co.uk

Download leaflet on Len's campaign here.

Death of Brenda Sanders, first woman chair of TGWU EC

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Brenda Sanders, our first and only woman Chair of the T&G Executive Council. She died in hospital on Saturday after being poorly for some time.

Brenda was a calm and firm woman with strong convictions and steely determination, very often under-estimated by those who did not know her well. She was at the head of the T&G Executive Council in its final period of existence prior to the historic merger with AMICUS to form UNITE in 2008. This was a tense and difficult time for the Executive members as the merger plans developed. She always ensured that the views and concerns of T&G Executive Council members were heard by both General Secretaries - even when that was unpopular!

Brenda was proud and honoured to be the first woman Chair of the union's Executive Council. It marked a very important stage in T&G women's fight for equality in our union. She was certainly a credit to her T&G sisters who helped to create some of the most progressive equalities structures in any union.

Brenda we remember you with immense pride and a great deal of sadness.

Martin Mayer, Chair United Left


The Funeral will take place on the 26th January at 1.30pm, at St Hillary's Church, Wallasey Village then 2.30pm at Landican Cemetery

It will only be family flowers. Contributions can be made to a charity – to be confirmed.


Cards and letters of condolence are to be sent to:

10 Primrose Grove Wallasey CH44 7AS10

Dates of United Left meetings 2017

NCC Saturday 14 January 2017 London

QSM Saturday 25 February 2017 Manchester 

NCC Saturday 25 March 2017 Sheffield

QSM Saturday 06 May 2017 Birmingham

NCC Saturday 24 June 2017 Manchester

QSM Saturday 16 September 2017 London

NCC Saturday 21 October 2017 Birmingham

QSM Saturday 25 November 2017 Sheffield