As millions struggle, workers strike and the wealthiest rake it in, Labour’s choice is simple: back the workers, or back the bosses. The Labour Party was founded by trade unions and workers remain the beating heart of our movement. As they take to the picket line to protect their wages and terms and conditions, we need to mobilise the Labour Party behind them and bold demands for economic transformation. We know that the Labour membership and the public back the workers, but the Labour leadership needs to as well. Starmer can’t sit on the fence while people’s jobs are on the line.
That’s why Momentum has launched the ‘Labour for labour’ campaign, to push the leadership and frontbench MPs to attend picket lines and fully back striking workers and their demands for inflation-proof pay-rises. Join this session to hear about the campaign and how to get involved!
John McDonnell is the MP for Hayes and Harlington, and former Shadow Chancellor.
Labour MP for Hemsworth, Former Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Former president of the UK's largest union UNISON and member of Time For Real Change.
Hilary Schan is the Momentum Co-chair
Paula is an LGBT Officer for Oxford & District Labour Party, a Labour City Councillor at Oxford City Council and Branch Secretary for Momentum Oxfordshire.
Trade Unionist, Social Campaigner, Socialist, Firefighter and Fire Brigades Union National Vice-President
Centre Left Grassroots Alliance candidate in the Labour NEC elections and Co-chair of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy
Nabeela is a member of Young Labour's National Committee. She is also a Councillor for Park and Arbourthorne in Sheffield.
Dawn Butler is a Labour MP for the constituency of Brent Central.
Labour MP for Coventry South. Co-chair of the Socialist Group of Labour MPs
Momentum is a socialist and anti-racist organisation committed to a fundamental and irreversible shift in wealth and power to the working class in all its diversity.
Momentum’s role is to build popular support for socialist ideas and policies through political education and campaigns, and to organise to advance them in the Labour Party, with the aim of electing a socialist Labour Government to deliver them.