Video: Jerry Hicks – action not words will beat cuts
In the fourth of our Radical Voices series, Anticapitalist Initiative spoke to Jerry Hicks, who is currently standing for general secretary of Unite, Britain’s biggest union. He gives us his views on the rise of racism, UKIP, Ken Loach’s recent call for a new party of the left, and most of all, how he will transform Britain’s biggest union and give it back to the members.
Jerry worked at the Rolls Royce car plant and convenor for Amicus before being victimised, sacked and blacklisted for trade union activity. He was a leading supporter of the Sparks rank and file campaign in the union.