In response to the Queen’s Speech 2022, the leader of the country’s leading union has hit out today (Tuesday 10 May) at the lack of action to address the cost of living crisis.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Workers and communities are suffering. We are in the middle of a cost of living crisis and a recession is looming. So where is the programme to address these issues head on? Where are the laws to stop profiteering and prevent attacks on workers? Where is the help for the millions who are already faced with the shocking decision of whether to heat or eat?

“This government has totally failed to deliver. Instead it has served up slogans, sided with bad bosses and rolled out yet more assaults on our freedoms to protest.

“We are hearing lots of talk, but that is all it is – talk, not action. This is why voters look at Westminster and despair and it has to change. Unite will remain focused on protecting jobs, raising pay and improving lives, and I am determined that we will wake up Westminster in the process.”


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Unite is the leading union in the UK and Ireland, dedicated to defending and improving members' jobs, pay and conditions. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.