The country’s biggest union, Unite, welcomed the launch today (Thursday 19 May) of Labour’s Workplace 2020 initiative as proof of the party’s determination to improve the lives and treatment of working people.
Commenting, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “This is a fantastic move by the Labour party and is exactly the sort of initiative we expect from the real party of working people.
“It sits in sharp contrast to a Conservative government that has always regarded workers and their unions as the `enemy within’, typified by their appalling trade union act.
“Crucially, this shows a Labour party willing to ask us all to consider what sort of country we want to be. One of low-wages, low skills and ever growing inequality, or one where people’s talents are harnessed and respected, and prosperity is shared by us all?
“I urge people to get involved, no matter what stage of your working life you may be at, so that Labour can build a programme that will deliver decent employment for tomorrow’s workforce.”
Unite will be urging its 1.4 million members and their families to take part in the Labour party’s consultation.
For further information please contact Unite press office on 020 3371 2065
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.