Union takes on big-guns

Ken Jackson, general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, will call for caution over the Labour Party’s defence policy at its defence debate today. The union leader is expected to encourage delegates to tone down demands for a cut in defence spending, and regard the importance of the industry to manufacturing jobs.

Ken Jackson, general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, will call for caution over the Labour Party’s defence policy at its defence debate today.

The union leader is expected to encourage delegates to tone down demands for a cut in defence spending, and regard the importance of the industry to manufacturing jobs.