Responding to the government’s announcement that it is considering removing the triple lock on the state pension, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:

“Again, this government is looking for workers and communities to pay for its colossal mistakes. Removing the triple lock will destroy the value of the state pension, plunging those in old age into poverty. Doing this while making it easier for city bankers to shower themselves in money is simply obscene. Unite will oppose it every step of the way.”