The Labour Party has launched a new campaign, Run to Rebuild – supported by UNISON and other trade unions – to encourage more key workers to stand for election as Labour councillors.
UNISON members have been on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, and Labour wants to see those who have kept our communities going, playing an even bigger part.
Run to Rebuild was launched by Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner, who knows from personal experience how much UNISON members have to give.
A former care worker and UNISON activist, Ms Rayner says: “Our key workers must be at the heart of decision-making across the country, which is why Labour will be supporting key workers who want to get involved in politics and stand for election in the years ahead.”
The Labour Party was founded by the trade union movement to give a voice to those who were ignored by our political system.
Many UNISON members have become Labour councillors, mayors, police and crime commissioners, assembly members and parliamentarians – this is an opportunity for even more public service workers to help define the future of our communities.