Commenting on the speech by deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner at the 155th Trades Union Congress in Liverpool today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“Labour in government would dramatically improve the lives of working people and their families.
“It’s much needed after 13 years of the Conservatives trashing the economy, harming public services and letting living standards slide.
“Creating fairer workplaces with better job security for all will make the world of difference. As will an environment where unions are no longer demonised by the government.
“Bringing strike ballots into the digital age is long overdue. As are fair pay agreements to boost the wages of the lowest paid, starting with social care.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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