On Thursday 8 June 2017, this country goes to the polls. This election will decide the future direction of our nations and regions for generations to come. Our jobs, homes, and living standards, our children’s education, our NHS, how we care for our vulnerable, and our place in the world will be all determined by the vote on 8 June. Never before has your vote mattered so much.
Unite believes that only the Labour party has the policies that will protect and advance the lives of ordinary people. Only Labour will invest in skills and training. Only Labour will build the homes so urgently needed. Only Labour can be trusted with our NHS and children’s education. Only Labour can make work in this country pay.
Unite’s members know that Conservative rule hurts working communities. We also know that under Labour, working people get ahead.
On 8 June, there are many great reasons to vote Labour. Here are just a few that will make a real difference to our members and their families.
1. Real investment in skills and training.
Labour will grow our economy, investing in skills and infrastructure through a national investment bank
2. Under Labour, work will pay
Labour will eradicate insecure zero hours contracts. Labour will ensure that nobody earns less than £10 per hour.
3. Only Labour can be trusted with our NHS
Labour will stop the pay cuts to NHS staff. No more will nurses be so poor that they turn to foodbanks. Labour will halt the cuts to A&E services.
4. A better chance of a better home
The average home to buy now costs almost 8 times the average salary. Only Labour will ensure that renting is affordable, and that one million new homes will be built, council and private, over the next five years.
5. The best education for ALL our children
Conservative plans for grammar and free schools are elitist and a waste of resources. Labour will stop the education cuts, keep class sizes under 30 and ensure our youngest children have a nutritious free school meal.
6. Public transport that supports our communities
Only Labour will end chaotic and costly rail privatisation and support communities to run their own bus services.
7. A stronger voice for YOU
Labour will modernise trade union laws and ensure that unions can negotiate collectively on behalf of some of the most vulnerable workers. Labour will remove the punishing Tory tribunal fees that have denied justice to so many at work.
8. A stronger Britain in the world
Labour will pursue the trading arrangements our economy needs – access to the single market, and barrier-free trade. Labour will honour the rights of the three million EU workers here already, and defend the rights of the million or so UK workers in the EU. Only Labour will target the bad bosses who exploit migrant workers, drive down wages and destroy community cohesion.
9. Affordable, responsible energy under Labour
Labour will invest in new forms of energy to tackle climate change, create the well-paid decent jobs of tomorrow – and keep energy bills low.
10. A fix for our broken economy
Under the Tories, UK living standards have slumped. Among EU economies, only Greece has suffered a harder hit. Labour will tackle the low wage, low skill economy the Tories have created, to build a stronger economy that works for the many, not the few.
On 8 June vote for the party that will build the best future for Unite’s members and their families.
On 8 June, Vote Labour