100 MPs sign up to Public Services Day

An early day motion on public services has received

backing from nearly 100 MP’s since it opened and more

are expected to sign-up in the next few days.

The motion affirms the experience of public sector

workers that “directly funded and managed public

services with directly employed staff can deliver the

improvements in service provision that the government

seeks.

Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON said:

“I am delighted that in just a short time nearly 100 MP’s

have shown faith that, given the right investment and

backing, public sector workers will deliver high quality

public services. UNISON knows that they deliver often

against the odds 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

“In addition 83% of the public say that they are against

private companies running public services. If the

government ignores its own MP’s, ignores

the public, they face being ignored at the ballot box.”