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Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) King’s Speech, TUC General Secretary Paul Nowak said:  

“This is a desperate last throw of the dice from the Conservatives. 

“There is nothing in today’s King’s speech to fix the country’s problems – just cheap electioneering. 

“Ministers have turned their back on working people. 

“Having promised numerous times to bring forward an employment bill to tackle insecure work – the Tories have junked this promise and are now attacking people’s fundamental right to strike. 

“Instead of fixing our crumbling public services the government is trying to blame paramedics, teachers and other key workers for their failures. 

“And with families across the country facing a cost of living crisis, rowing back on net-zero commitments will do nothing to bring down bills or to deliver better jobs and pay. 

“We can’t go on like this. The Conservatives have broken Britain.” 

Editors note

- About the TUC: The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together the 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 


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