Socialist Worker


Issue No. 1820

THE SHOCKWAVES created by Derek Simpson's victory in the AEEU-Amicus elections continue. Defeated right wing leader Ken Jackson has fallen out with his former supporter Roger Maskell.

Maskell is launching a legal challenge to his own dismissal by the union and threatening to reveal internal union business. Socialist Worker has produced a special pamphlet about the union. Willie Black, a shop steward in Amicus, reviews Brilliant! Out He Goes!:

'The Union has a history of electing left wing leaders like Hugh Scanlon and of militancy. In the early 1970s there were factory occupations. This pamphlet explains why workers need to organise independently of the union leadership, and why the growing anti-capitalist movement needs to find a home in the British labour movement.'

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Sat 5 Oct 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1820
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