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Tories always make life tougher for working people, warns Unite

18 May 2017

Life for working people is always tougher under the Tories Britain’s largest union Unite said today (Thursday 18 May) as it responded to the launch of the Conservative manifesto.

Warning that Theresa May and her Tory party could not be trusted to do right by working people and their families, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “The Conservatives have had seven years in power. The problems the people of this country face – from falling wages to the degradation of our schools and hospitals – are problems Theresa May and her Tory party have created.

“Over the past seven years the Tories have systematically attacked workers’ rights. They have starved our NHS of the funds it needs and presided over a collapse in living standards. They have failed in their duty to this country to get their friends in big business to pay their taxes and with Theresa May dead set on pursuing a hard Brexit, workers’ jobs and communities will suffer further.

“Theresa May and her Tories should be apologising for the crisis in our public services and the income misery they caused for millions, not threatening the country with more of the same – more cuts, more people struggling, our public services crumbling further into ruin.

“The truth is that life for working people is always tougher under the Tories - and will get worse. 

“Theresa May and her Tory party cannot be trusted to do right by working people and their families. For a better, fairer Britain there really is only one option – vote Labour on Thursday 8 June.”

ENDS  

For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869. 

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.