1 October 2012
Commenting on Ed Balls‚ speech from the Labour Conference, Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said:
“This was a wide ranging speech from a solid and robust shadow Chancellor. Ed will have sent people outside the conference hall a strong message that Labour has the plans our country needs to rebuild our economy and our society.
“But we do need to hear more form Ed on restoring fairness to our society. Under the Tories the gap between rich and poor has mushroomed. Public sector workers have borne the brunt of the recession caused by the failure of the banks and most of them are low paid women. They have had their pay frozen for three years, and more than 700,000 will lose their jobs in the lifetime of this parliament.
“Ed needs to speak to them and show them that Labour understands their suffering. He needs to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And he needs to show them that there is a real difference between Labour and the Tory party.”
News release from UNISON Scotland: