Unite leader Sharon Graham: Sam Tarry’s sacking is another insult to the trade union movement
- Wednesday 27 July 2022
Reacting to the removal of Sam Tarry MP from the Labour Party front bench following his support for the rail workers’ strike and calls for pay that keeps pace with inflation, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham has said: “The Labour sacking of Sam Tarry for supporting working people on strike, against cuts to their jobs and pay, is another insult to the trade union movement. Quite frankly, it would be laughable if it were not so serious.
“At a time when people are facing a cost of living crisis, and on the day when the Conservative Government has launched a new wave of attacks on the rights of working people, the Labour Party has opted to continue to indulge in old factional wars.
“Labour is becoming more and more irrelevant to ordinary working people who are suffering. Juvenile attacks on trade unionists will do absolutely nothing to further Labour’s prospects for power.”
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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.