Commenting on the launch of a government consultation into allowing agency workers to cover for people who are on strike, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday):
“The government would be better off tackling the real issues facing the country, not wasting more valuable time picking fights with unions.
“This pointless policy has already been defeated in the courts. Ministers should concentrate on tackling the cost of living crisis, improving wages and fixing run-down public services.
“Or better still, call an election and let someone else do the job.”
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.