Labour Manifesto: Views From The Left
UNIONS praised Labour’s draft manifesto yesterday for its pledges on renationalisation, strengthening workers’ rights, and ending zero-hours contracts and public-sector pay cuts.
Dave Prentis – Unison general secretary
People want to see an end to the crisis in our overstretched NHS and social care system, both of which are crying out for cash as a result of underfunding and huge cuts to council budgets.
“Health workers will like proposals to lift the 1 per cent cap and scrap excessive hospital parking charges.
“Care staff and other low-paid workers will welcome plans to act on zero-hours contracts, make work fairer and raise the minimum wage.
Mark Serwotka – PCS general secretary
Labour’s manifesto pledges to end the public-sector pay cap, improve collective bargaining, repeal anti-trade union legislation and strengthen employment rights are welcome news indeed for PCS members and for all public-sector workers.
Matt Wrack – FBU general secretary
The Tories have undertaken an unprecedented and savage assault on fire services.
Over 10,000 front-line firefighter posts have been axed and fire deaths are on the rise.
Labour stands on a manifesto that will tilt power back towards working people.
Neil Clark – Campaign for Public Ownership
We’ve been campaigning for renationalisation for years but there’s been a taboo around public ownership.
I can’t overestimate how important it is that we’re moving away from a fixation with privatisation.
As for the ‘back to the ’70s’ slur — the ’70s had the lowest gap between rich and poor in Britain’s history, affordable transport, affordable homes.
Bring it on!
Len McCluskey – Unite general secretary
If the British electorate can only look at [this manifesto] rather than the obsession journalists have about the leadership of the Labour Party!
[These policies are] really, really exciting.
Similar Recent Posts by this Author:
- Global Capitalists are Creaming Off the Top- We Need Them Investing in Britain
- Corbyn’s Labour Pledges To Protect Working Classes Interests, Fix the “Rigged Economy” in Favour of the People and not the Very Rich Tax Avoiders
- For All That and A Bag of Crisps Too
- Heath Services in Shildon County Durham Too ? – But the Town Council is in the Hands of the Workers, John
- Poverty Is Tory Policy
- THE ARROGANCE OF THE TORY GOVERNMENT IS DEAFENING