John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says:
“Trade unionists will be coming together tomorrow to demand a new deal for working people. Now is a crucial time for working people to make their voices heard. The Government is not listening to the trade union movement and fighting among themselves over Brexit, but not focussing on getting a deal that will secure jobs and benefit workers.
“This on a backdrop of years of austerity, with real wages still lower than before the crash in 2008; three million workers stuck on zero hour contracts, in agency work and in low paid self-employment, and years of cuts that have led to greater in-work poverty.
“This march is calling for an alternative: A growing economy with great jobs in every nation and region of the UK; a boost to incomes and the right to a voice at work, and a society that roots out discrimination.
“As the trade union movement we stand up for millions of working people all over the UK and together we demand a new deal for working people.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over the decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/great-jobs-agenda.pdf
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