“Antisemitism is a scourge on our society”, says GMB chief as union unanimously passes motion to condemn antisemitism
GMB, one of the biggest trade unions in the United Kingdom, has unanimously passed a motion which states that antisemites should “face the full force of the law”. This even present GMB members.
Motion 213 was backed by GMB General Secretary, Gary Smith, and the leadership of the union across the country during the GMB Congress in Harrogate.
The motion states: “This congress strongly challenges the disturbing rise in antisemitism across the UK. This unacceptable behaviour and the perpetrators should be subjected to the full force of the law. Where such behaviour may be present from any member of GMB Union, including social media posts, our Union should take immediate action to investigate and apply appropriate measures to address this within rule.”
Mr Smith, who was a strong critic of the antisemitic former Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said: “Antisemitism is a scourge in our society, and the GMB is clear that we won’t tolerate it. We stand firm against antisemitism in this union. There is no room for hatred in our union. Those who commit it should face the full force of the law.”