It is a great privilege to be elected as your General Secretary, on a clear mandate for positive change.

Unite members face a critical time. Many employers are emboldened, tactics such as “Fire and Rehire” are becoming increasingly common, jobs are under threat, and pay rates are under attack.

I have been elected to do what it says on the trade union tin – fight for jobs, pay and conditions. Now is the time to build strong, effective trade unionism at every workplace.

The pledges made in my election manifesto will be delivered. The task of delivering on that begins immediately.

Sharon Graham Unite General Secretary