Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Today’s ONS data is firm proof that collective bargaining with employers reaps rewards for working people, day in, day out. Unite has secured over £400 million through industrial disputes and hundreds of millions more through workplace negotiations in the last two years alone. 

 “The stark reality is that millions of workers will still be looking at their payslips and wondering how they’re going to afford rising rents, mortgage payments and bills. The battle to push up pay is far from over and we will continue to fight hard, because, as we’ve seen today – it works.”


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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.