UNISON members and staff spent Saturday taking part in campaigning for Labour’s ‘new deal for working people’ in the region.
Trade unionists took to the streets across the country over the weekend, raising awareness of the campaign.
The new deal is a comprehensive plan to improve the lives of working people by strengthening individual and collective rights – benefitting public service workers across the UK.
It is the culmination of years of joint work between the party and its affiliated trade unions, like UNISON. It flows from motions passed and priorities raised through the unions’ democratic structures, over decades of Tory government attacks on rights at work.
On Saturday, staff from UNISON and members joined current Labour MP for Wakefield Simon Lightwood – who is also the candidate for the new constituency of Wakefield and Rothwell – in promoting Labour’s new deal.
Teams visited residents in Portobello in Wakefield, and Woodlesford in the Rothwell ward.