Shadow Cab member comments on DPA breach and UniteCommunity member scandal


Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald has spoken exclusively to the SKWAWKBOX about the recent scandals of the Labour/Gerard Coyne data breach and the related attempt by employed right-wing Labour members, including at least one MP, to join Unite‘s ‘Community‘ section for unwaged members in order to gain a vote in Unite’s election of its General Secretary.

andy mcdonaldShadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald

Mr McDonald, a union lawyer and Unite member whose constituency neighbours that of the MP known to have joined Unite as an unwaged member, was appalled by the data breach and when he learned of the Community move. He did not wish to comment on the MP’s case specifically, but said this about the issues in general:

That’s incredibly disappointing. A data breach is an extremely serious matter and for people to claim to be unwaged when they’re not, just to join a union to try…

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