Tory attacks on employment rights show how little they understand what working people want

Everyone wants to be treated well and respected at work.

Commenting on Tory attacks on Labour’s proposed new deal for workers, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This is scaremongering at its very worst.

“These figures bear absolutely no relation to reality and are quite frankly bonkers. It’s no small wonder the economy’s in such a mess if similarly farcical figures are informing the government’s economic strategy.

“Yet again, the Tories are showing how little they understand the lives of ordinary working people. Everyone wants to be treated well and respected at work.

“That’s why these measures are proving popular with the public and will go down well on doorsteps across the land.

“Good employers have absolutely nothing to fear. But the measures will quite rightly have bad bosses quaking in their boots. And no one will shed a tear for them.”

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.

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