UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings commenting on the result of the UK election said, “Labour’s surge was built on the back of a positive campaign where leader Jeremy Corbyn promised to look out for working people, and fight austerity and inequality.
The UNI GS said, “I am delighted to see Labour do so well when they had been written off. All over the world people are rising up against austerity and the current massive levels of income and wealth inequality. The Labour Manifesto was not shy in tackling gross inequalities in the workplace. Under a Labour government zero hour
contracts would be scrapped so that companies such as Deliveroo could no longer treat workers like disposable pawns in game aimed at maximizing profit. Labour would also shift the burden of proof so that ‘the law assumes a worker is an employee unless the employer can prove otherwise.’”
“Labour gets the message that ‘workers deserve a pay rise’ and that has resonated with voters, especially young voters.
“We look forward to receiving Jeremy Corbyn at out UNI Global Union Conference in Liverpool in 2018.”