Commenting on the launch of the Conservative Party general election manifesto today (Sunday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Boris Johnson is offering nothing new to the British people – just more of the same. Public services would remain critically underfunded if the Conservatives win on 12 December.
“No one should be fooled by the promises for the NHS and public sector. For the past nine years the Tories have slashed funding and let services slide.
“Now they are trumpeting a reversal of their own bungled policy of scrapping the nursing bursary – a problem of their own making.
“Social care needs a massive investment and the amounts they propose would barely make a dent.
“The call for higher wages will ring hollow to the millions of people who have seen their wages frozen under the Conservatives.
“The only way to see a proper investment in this country is to vote Labour.”
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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