Labour staff warn Keir Starmer redundancies likely to lead to strike

Party seeking to cut 90 jobs but union ballots suggest making them compulsory would spark action

Labour staff have put Keir Starmer on notice that any move to make compulsory redundancies as part of a drastic cost-cutting drive is likely to result in strike action.

David Evans, the party’s general secretary, told staff in July that the party’s management were seeking at least 90 redundancies as they try to repair Labour finances after several costly legal battles and three general elections in six years.

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