It’s time for a government that puts the country first, says UNISON

Public services, wages and staff would be better treated under Labour

Commenting on Keir Starmer’s speech at the 154th Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “It’s time for a government that puts the country first, is on the side of struggling families and anyone being ill-treated at work. 

“A Labour government under Keir would work with unions to solve problems, not see them as the enemy. Public services would be properly funded, its workforce paid a decent wage and social care transformed.

“The Tories know the game is up. It’s time for them all to stand aside and let someone else take the reins. A general election right away is the only way to put an end to the chaos in Westminster.”

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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