UNIONS praised Labour’s draft manifesto yesterday for its pledges on renationalisation, strengthening workers’ rights, and ending zero-hours contracts and public-sector pay cuts.
Dave Prentis – Unison general secretary
People want to see an end to the crisis in our overstretched NHS and social care system, both of which are crying out for cash as a result of underfunding and huge cuts to council budgets.
“Health workers will like proposals to lift the 1 per cent cap and scrap excessive hospital parking charges.
“Care staff and other low-paid workers will welcome plans to act on zero-hours contracts, make work fairer and raise the minimum wage.
Mark Serwotka – PCS general secretary
Labour’s manifesto pledges to end the public-sector pay cap, improve collective bargaining, repeal anti-trade union legislation and strengthen employment rights are welcome news indeed for PCS members and for all public-sector workers.
Matt Wrack – FBU general secretary