Unite Scotland calls for unity behind Corbyn to oppose...

Unite calls for unity behind Corbyn to oppose austerity

24 September 2016

Responding to the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn MP as Labour leader, Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: 

“Unite members decided to back Jeremy’s campaign because they know that we need a different kind of politics and a different kind of economy – in Scotland and right across the UK.

“For too many people in Scotland, finding a job is an uphill task, made harder by unjust sanctions that can leave them destitute and reliant on foodbanks. 

“And even for those who find a job, work is no longer a guaranteed route out of poverty, with falling wages and zero hour contracts making daily life a stressful nightmare of uncertainty and debt.

“Jeremy’s campaign has brought together a movement of people united around the values of fairness, solidarity, respect and decency. Concentrating on those values will help us win power for working people and build a fairer society for all.

“Now that the contest is over, we look forward to people uniting behind Jeremy and opposing the austerity cuts that have been made in Westminster and handed on by Holyrood.” 


For more information contact Unite Scotland press officer David Eyre on 07960 451631. Email

Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with 150,000 members across the economy. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.