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Today is polling day - Usdaw asks members to vote Labour

Date: 05 May 2022 Retail trade union Usdaw is asking members to use their vote in today’s local elections to support Labour candidates who will deliver on our campaign goals to tackle the cost of living crisis and provide the essential local services that so many low-paid workers and their families rely on.
Across Wales, Scotland and parts of England, voters will be going to the polls in local council elections. Polls are open 7am to 10pm and you can find your polling station at: https://wheredoivote.co.uk/
 
Paddy Lillis – Usdaw General Secretary says: “Usdaw is urging our members to vote today and asking them to support their local Labour candidates. Labour is focussed on making Britain stronger and fairer as we recover from the pandemic and face a growing cost of living crisis.
 
“Millions of low-paid workers provided essential services to help ensure the country is fed, healthy and safe through the pandemic and will continue to do so. Usdaw members employed in supermarkets across the food and pharmaceutical supply chains and the funeral sector welcomed their key worker status, but that appreciation means little as too many are now struggling to make ends meet.
 
“Recent events have also clearly demonstrated why politics is important. We've seen the choices this Government has made to cut benefits, their lack of action on the pitifully low levels of Statutory Sick Pay and now their failure to address the cost of living crisis. All of this on top of years of cuts and neglect of the public services we rely on. Every one of these decisions is affected by the politicians we elect.
 
“The Tories might talk about making work pay and levelling up, but for them, talk is cheap. A vote for Labour today is a vote to build a stronger, fairer Britain with Labour Councils prioritising security, prosperity and respect for working people.”
 
Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with around 360,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades.
 
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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