Unite press release

For immediate issue - Tuesday 12 September

Unite leader responds to Angela Rayner’s TUC speech

In response to Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Angela Rayner’s speech at TUC Congress:

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The country clearly would be better off with a Labour Government. There is no doubt.”

“That said, as the General Secretary of Unite, my job is to fight for workers and ensure Labour commits to making the lives of working people better. As with all things the devil will be in the detail and the words on the page. There can be no back tracking on the agreed workers' rights. Britain is hurting and Labour needs to be bold.”