Commenting on the Con-Dem coalition’s latest attempt at a relaunch, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “This relaunch is the latest desperate attempt to cling to power by a government that is falling apart and failing its country.
“Growing queues at food banks, the rapid privatisation of NHS services and the decline in decent and stable employment is the grim reality of George Osborne’s dying economic plan. While David Cameron and Nick Clegg pat each other on the back, ordinary people face another year without hope and with increased hardship.
“This year the cuts will come into force harder and faster than at any point until now, austerity has failed and yet he continues further on the path to poverty.
“Our message is clear; this year we will build a coalition of resistance against this government, its attack on the living standards of ordinary people and its demonisation of the most vulnerable in society.
“We need a government that prioritises secure and stable employment, a public investment bank to rebuild our struggling industries, a new house building programme and guarantees of care and support for our most vulnerable in society. This is the path to prosperity; George Osborne has put Britain on the path to poverty.”
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.