Labour Manifesto: Views from the left : Morning Star

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



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