Education for all must be protected, says UNISON
Responding to a speech by shadow education spokesperson Angela Rayner MP at UNISON’s national women’s conference today (Thursday) in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“UNISON welcomes Angie’s focus on the power of education to transform lives and help people, communities and society reach their full potential.
“From early years to further and higher education, Angie has first-hand experience of how a system that’s open to all – regardless of income, post code, or contacts – can help individuals achieve personal, professional and economic success.
“Her intimate understanding of the day-to-day struggles facing working people and their families is one of the many reasons UNISON is backing her to be Labour’s next deputy leader.”
Notes to editors
– UNISON’s annual national women’s conference takes place from 1.45pm on Thursday 13 February to 1pm on Saturday 15 February at the Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH.
– 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 both the public and private sectors.