Branch Secretary :

Agency worker use in strikes: unions must respond

"Workers have had enough of being told by the rich and powerful to meekly accept what they are given"


Responding to the government’s threat to change the law to allow agency workers to be used to break strikes, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: If the government continues to fly this ‘false flag’, then the trade union movement must be ready to respond.


Sahron Graham


“Workers have had enough of being told by the rich and powerful to meekly accept what they are given. It is profiteering corporations, not ordinary workers who are driving the latest surge in inflation and making fools of us all.


Cap profit not pay


“Rather than attack the rights of workers, it is high time that politicians of all parties argued for a cap on profits not pay. Why is it ok for faceless corporations to rip off the public through price gouging but not for workers to take action to defend their living standards?


“With UK workers already subject to the most restrictive labour laws in Europe, as a nation we need to think again about in whose interests we want our economy to run.”


Wage restraint? Maybe it’s time we started talking about profiteering restraint


Responding to claims made by Boris Johnson on 9th June of a 1970s-style ‘wage-price spiral’, Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham said: "The Prime Minister talks about a 'wage-price’ spiral. The fact is that wages are chasing prices, not putting them up. Unite believes that it's a ‘profits and profiteering spiral’ that is responsible for the current inflation surge. Wage restraint? Maybe it’s time we started talking about profiteering restraint”.


Join the branch in London on Saturday 18 June. Unite housing workers will be meeting up at the corner of Margaret Street and Regent Street W1B 3AP at 11.15am there will be flags, whistles, clappers, solidarity......and coffee plus the sun will be shining! We look forward to seeing you there.




12 June 2022


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