Normal feels a long way away now, right? Especially now that all four UK countries are back in some sort of lockdown.
Our public services are under significant pressure to care for, protect and keep our communities going – and you are at the sharp end again.
Against this backdrop, the Chancellor is planning to announce his spending plans for the next year later this month. So, we need to remind him that, as he thinks about the funding of our NHS, local government and public services more widely, we can’t go back to austerity.
We need an end to underfunding, understaffing, underpaying and under resourcing if we expect our public services to deal with what’s coming at them right now.
So, if you haven’t already done it, please sign our open letter to the Chancellor and Prime Minister and ask your colleagues, friends and family to do the same.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis commented: “After the first lockdown more than a million people viewed our campaign film about the need to invest in public services and give our members a decent pay rise.
“Tens of thousands have signed our open letter. In the weeks ahead I will be sending this to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. We need them to know the strength of our feeling and the breadth of our support for our demands. Please show your support.”
Public service workers deserve better. Help us keep the pressure on.
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