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Unite reacts to Keir Starmer’s Labour conference speech

 

 

Responding to Keir Starmer’s speech to the Labour party conference today, Unite’s national political lead Rob MacGregor said:



“If you're a Unite member worried about the cost of living crisis, empty petrol pumps, abhorrent ‘fire and rehire’ in our workplaces and the end of furlough just hours away, there wasn't much for you in this speech.



“We needed to hear a Labour leader who is as angry as we are about the harm being done to our workers, and as determined as Unite to stand up against abusive employers.



“We’re clearly not there yet.”

 

Unite is dedicated to advancing the jobs, pay and conditions of its members and will fight back against any efforts to diminish workers' living standards.

 

Unite delegate Rob MacGregor moved a composite on Monday (September 27), urging Labour to focus on ensuring workers don’t pay for the present crisis. “Comrades, we stand on the brink of a social and industrial crisis,” he told conference. “This is no act of nature or misfortune – but a calculated attack by rapacious employers working hand in glove with a Conservative government determined once again to make workers’ pay for a crisis,” he added.

 

See video of Rob's speech  here.

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