Fairer work will be good news for millions, says UNISON

Fair pay agreement for care will boost recruitment in the sector

Commenting on the Labour Party’s plan to make work pay, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Saturday):

“There will be a clear choice in July. A vote for a party that understands the huge struggles employees and their families have been facing. Or one that’s persistently let working people down these past 14 years.

“Labour’s new deal best illustrates that choice. It will make work fairer and boost the economy too.

“That’s why its measures are proving popular on the doorstep. Bad employers will no longer be able to outprice good ones by cutting corners and reducing costs by exploiting staff.

“There’ll be an end to dodgy zero-hours contracts. Care workers will get paid travel time and a new fair pay agreement will help boost recruitment in that crisis-stricken sector too.

“Plus a wave of bringing public service contracts back in-house would end the profiteering in frontline services. Labour is the only party with a plan to help working families.”

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.

Media contact:  
Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: press@unison.co.uk