The leader of Unite the union has accused the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, of ‘silly posturing’ when negotiations are needed to resolve the country’s crises.

Responding to the latest government threats to the right to strike trailed in today’s papers, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Yet again, Rishi Sunak abdicates his responsibility as a leader.

“Instead of silly posturing and game playing, he should step up to the plate, act as a leader and start negotiating to resolve the crises his government has created.

“The game is up – everyday people can see through the Tories’ web of lies. They can see that this government is not interested in ensuring that workers and communities get their fair share. This is a government for the rich and powerful. 

“Whatever the latest scheme the government comes up with to attack us, unions will continue to defend workers.”


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.