This is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to UNISON’s national delegate conference on 23 June 2017
Labour leader pledges to end public sector pay cap and invest in homes, the NHS, social care and all our services – to create a country for everyone
Photo: Mark Pinder | reportdigital.co.uk Commenting today (Friday) on the results of the 2017 general election, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a remarkable result that few predicted at the start of the campaign – certainly not Theresa May. “From the outset UNISON believed that if Labour shifted the debate onto public services […]
We must ignore the doom mongers, the next election is not lost – but the year ahead has to be about how Labour wins back the support of voters across the country.
Support for Jeremy remains the position of this union as determined by our members through our democratic structures – our Labour Party members’ conference next week will be have an open and honest debate about the future of the party, and how Labour wins the coming election
Tomorrow UNISON members will be joining the rest of our communities in making this once in a generation decision. UNISON has weighed up the arguments – and for rights at work, public services and jobs, we believe that staying in Europe is best for our members.
Like UNISON, Jeremy Corbyn has long-standing criticisms of the European Union, but also appreciates what membership provides for the British people – especially in terms of workplace rights, equalities and protections.
Jeremy Corbyn has rightly identified the issues that we’re fighting to eliminate each and every day – massive wage disparity between those at the top and the bottom, poverty pay and insecure work. But he’s also looked ahead to the kind of country we need to build together.
UNISON welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s vision of a ‘kinder, more caring’ society
Commenting on the Labour leadership result today (Saturday), UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today people for the first time in a decade are hearing a message of hope. “A clarion call that there is another way, an alternative message that it doesn’t need to be like this. People see in Jeremy a politician who […]