A powerful package to rebuild the country

Commenting on the launch of the Labour Party manifesto today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This is a powerful package to rebuild the country and help millions whose lives have been ravaged by nine years of austerity.

“It commits to restoring the funding snatched from public services by the Tories’ cold-hearted economic policies and gives dedicated public servants the wage rises they’ve been denied for so long.

“Ending the scourge of privatisation will put the focus back on the best interests of patients and local communities rather than shareholders’ pockets.

“Solving social care is the most pressing issue of our time and Labour’s plans will expose bad employers, improve standards and give hope to families everywhere.”

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 both the public and private sectors.

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