Thursday, June 04, 2020

UNISON Labour Link Q&A and discussion with Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

The National elected lay committee of UNISON's political fund, which is affiliated to the Labour Party, met up yesterday in a virtual meeting with Angela Rayner MP.

Angela is a life long UNISON member and former member of this Committee before she was elected as a MP.

She is a former care worker who has never forgotten her UNISON family and her Labour movement roots.

She spoke about her background in the movement and working with our new Labour Party Leader, Keir Starmer, to hold the Tories to account and deliver change.

In the Q&A my question to her was about how in light of Covid-19 we bring about a "New Deal" for all care workers with regard to decent employment rights and conditions and what can UNISON do to help her and Keir Starmer deliver.

Angela was fully supportive of this and pointed out the work she has already done with trade unions and that Clapping for Care workers must be matched by meaningful action.

There had been a meeting of the UNISON NEC that day as well which I will post upon soon.

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