UNISON will stand up to ‘laddism and misogyny’ typified by Trump and Johnson

Speaking at UNISON’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Friday) said: “This year’s conference is the biggest in a quarter of a century. More than a thousand women from all walks of life and every corner of the country are here to defy those who said, ‘unions are for only for men’. “Today UNISON has a million women shaping our agenda and driving us forward. “It’s mostly women pushing back against the backdoor privatisation of the NHS. It’s mostly women in Northern Ireland who took seven long weeks of action to demand fair pay. “Those workers won their fight and forced politicians to return to Stormont. UNISON is proud of their historic victory, but the fight goes on. “Addaction staff in the North West are striking for fair pay, cleaners at Essex’s Princess Alexandra Hospital have fought and won, and those in Scotland are marching for equal pay. “In dispute after dispute it’s amazing, courageous, determined UNISON women who are leading the way. “Laddism has returned as typified by Trump and Johnson. It means battles we‘d believed we’d won will need to be fought again – and UNISON will proudly lead that fight. “This week UNISON was in the Supreme Court fighting for the right of sleep-in care workers to be paid hourly for their night shifts. Their support is not worth less when the sun goes down and we’...
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