Commenting on Labour leader Keir Starmer’s speech about Britain’s economic future today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“There can be no going back to normal. Keir Starmer is right to argue that what the UK needs after the pandemic is a bold change of direction, not a return to the failed austerity and spending cuts of the past.
“Proper funding of local services, a national care service on a par with the NHS and decent pay for all those who’ve kept our country going is crucial if there’s to be a fairer, more equal society and a return to economic prosperity.”
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.