Economy 'not working for working people'

Unite launches “Who Should Our Economy Work For?” campaign

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Ahead of the opening day of Labour Party Conference today (October 8) Unite launched the latest iteration of its Unite for a Workers’ Economy campaign by asking “Who Should Our Economy Work For?”

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham and the union’s delegation unveiled the campaign slogan just before the conference got underway.

Unite is undertaking an extensive physical and online advertising campaign throughout Liverpool including billboards, taxis, newspapers and online adverts.

The ad van shows a faceless bowler-hatted banker and also pictures of workers next to the slogan “Who Should Our Economy Work For?”

The advertising campaign is part of Unite’s campaign for a Worker’s Economy which builds support among voters for policies that can transform the economy, taking on issues such as public ownership of energy and support to transform the UK’s steel industry.

Commenting, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said, “Right now, the economy is simply not working for everyday working people. But it doesn’t have to be like this. If politicians made the right choices it could be very different. We really could have an economy run for the benefit of workers and their families – not city bankers and billionaires.

“So Unite wants people to ask themselves and their politicians “who do you think our economy should work for?” and “what are you going to do about it?”.

By Barckley Sumner

Pic by Mark Thomas