New faction in ACT Labor?

leafy 6 February 2009 8

Word of the CPSU affiliating with the ACT Labor Party has seen the Impartiality/Union Membership debate revived.

This will surely put public servants in an awkward position.

Lastnight the CPSU stated that although they are a left union, they will not be joing the powerful ACT Left faction.

What is the story here?

Who is leading this new grouping and what do they want that the ACT Left cannot give them? 

Is it a co-incidence that Bob McMullan is defending his seat at the moment?

Stay tuned!!


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jerish jerish 12:43 pm 07 Feb 09

I would prefer they stayed independent too. And I’m also a little confused here,if they are left but not joining the left, doesnt that mean it is really just a massive stack for a particular person to get pre selected? How does preselection / delegate system work in the ALP? And who is driving the affiliation, did I miss a post?

miz miz 9:10 am 07 Feb 09

I would prefer they stayed independent – I rely on them to keep them ALL honest and represent their MEMBERS. I am so incredibly dissatisfied with ACT Labor at present, I would prefer they didn’t get contaminated.

areaman areaman 3:47 pm 06 Feb 09

Gungahlin Al said :

One member here they’ll lose if they affiliate…

They’re not affiliating for all their members in the ACT, just 9,000 or so.

p1 p1 2:57 pm 06 Feb 09

Not Green so much as Red.

p1 p1 2:54 pm 06 Feb 09

Are these factions something that people have to officially join? Because I usually think of a faction as being a much less formally structured subgroup?

Clown Killer Clown Killer 2:48 pm 06 Feb 09

Another faction for ACT Labour is like saying there’s steaming great turd with a slightly diferent stench.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:40 pm 06 Feb 09

Well, they’ve already got the shithouse faction and the completely useless faction – how many more factions can ACT Labor support?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 2:28 pm 06 Feb 09

One member here they’ll lose if they affiliate…

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