Reacting to Jeremy Corbyn's speech delivered to the TUC Congress today (Tuesday 12 September) Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “This was music to my ears. It was great to hear from the Labour leader in a deservedly buoyant mood and bringing a message of hope to union members.
“Jeremy did something today that we have not witnessed a senior politician do in a long time - praise trade unions and praise their members as a force for good. He has shown ordinary, working people that he is well and truly on their side.
“Working people are sick to the back teeth of being talked about by the Tory party as the enemies within, and sick to death of the pay cuts and poverty that years of this miserable Tory government have brought.
“Jeremy Corbyn's Labour is not just a very welcome breath of fresh air. It is also a reminder that a better Britain is possible, and that these toxic Tories are well and truly on borrowed time.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 07967 665869 or Pauline Doyle 07976 832 861.
Notes to editors
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.