The Red Roar website reports:
In recent weeks – without being noticed by the “mainstream media” who axed industrial correspondents years ago – both the GMB and Unison have come out in favour of the UK staying in the single market. This coming week Unite will, almost certainly, do the same at its conference in Brighton.
For all their diminished power, trade unions are still powerful multi-million membership organisations – and ones who are crucial to shifting Labour away from its current official willingness to go along with a Conservative Brexit.
There are plenty of (former) Labour voters unhappy with Jeremy Corbyn’s (long-term, consistent) warmness to Brexit. But it’s the unions who are more likely to have the power to shift that stance.