Responding to the announcement that the cap on bankers’ bonuses is to be removed in a shake-up of financial rules, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“Anyone who thinks that making bankers even richer will achieve anything positive for the country is utterly deluded.
“It’s beyond belief that the disastrous policies of Liz Truss are being reheated. She trashed the economy and everyone else is still paying the price.
“This won’t win public sympathy for a government in desperate need of it. Ministers should be helping the millions struggling with rising bills, growing the economy and investing in crumbling public services. Not allowing their wealthy pals to feather their nests further.”
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.