Stewart Forrest, Usdaw Divisional Officer says:
“Usdaw members, their families and working people across Scotland need a strong Labour Party in the Scottish Parliament and across the country, speaking out for them on their issues. With the election coming in May, it is crucial that Scottish Labour has a leader who can hit the ground running, bring the Party together and put a positive message to the country. We believe that Anas Sarwar is the right person to do that and take us forward.”
Individual members of Usdaw who are also members of the Labour Party or Affiliated Supporters of the Labour Party are entitled to vote in the leadership election.
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
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