Union uncovers list of shame

Tim Lezard Europe, UK, GMB, GMB-MEC, GMB-NWI,

Daily TelegraphThe bosses who signed the Daily Telegraph letter asking voters to support the Tories run companies with links to tax dodging, blacklisting, zero hours contracts, pubcos, potential job losses and collapse of Southern Cross care homes.

GMB general secretary Paul Kenny said: “The 103 company bosses talking about what is good for them include:

  • The boss of one company named in the Lux leaks tax dodging scandal; · The bosses of two blacklisting companies
  • · The bosses of at least two companies linked to workers on zero hours
  • The bosses of five pubco companies accused of ripping off pub customers
  • The boss of one company where there are potential redundancies;
  • a landlord of care homes run by Southern Cross which collapsed in 2011;
  • 30 known Tory donors giving the impression they are not partisans.

“This list of shame shows that voters are faced with a stark choice – a party governing in the interest of corporate bosses with zero hours contracts and for tax breaks for the wealthy elite or a party seeking to provide rights and protection for working people.”

Thirty of the 103 signatories are known Tory donors: DFS, Alex Baldock Shop Direct, Lord Bamford JCB, Cobra Beer, Zameer Choudrey Bestway, Neil Clifford, Ron Denis, Towergate, Sir Charles Dunstone, John Elliot, Julian Granville, Bloomberg Westfield, Aidan Heavey, Oliver Hemsley, GCH Capital, Sir George Iacobescu Canary Wharf, Travelex, Nick Jenkins, Nick Leslau, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Tony Pidgley CBE, Sir Nigel Rudd, Fuller, Smith & Turner, Ernst and Young, Veetee Rice, Paul Walsh, Wates, The Hon. Charles Wigoder, Caledonia Investments


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Tim Lezard

Campaigning journalist, editor of @Union_NewsUK, NUJ exec member; lover of cricket, football, cycling, theatre and dodgy punk bands

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