Responding to the announcement of the sacking of Nadhim Zahawi as Conservative party chairman and from the cabinet, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:

“This latest episode again underlines the lack of experience and direction of Rishi Sunak as our prime minister. Instead of acting decisively, he has been guilty of poor judgement, dither and delay.

“The prime minister's tactics of covering his eyes and ears, hoping it will all go away, along with his total lack of judgement, are fundamental factors in the escalating NHS dispute.  Rather than acting decisively and swiftly he is instead missing in action.”


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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.