Union leader tells Labour to put workers’ rights at heart of campaign, as Clause V meeting gathers

The Labour Party is due to meet today for its ‘Clause V’ meeting, which sets the party’s manifesto ahead of the general election.

Affiliated trade unions, including the Fire Brigades Union, will be in attendance.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said:

“This general election is an opportunity to end fourteen years of vicious attacks on working people under the Tories. After over a decade of pay cuts and attacks on conditions, workers have had enough. Strengthening workers’ rights and reversing authoritarian anti-trade union laws are popular, vote winning policies.

“Keir Starmer and the Labour leadership should immediately confirm the New Deal for Working People to be at the heart of the Labour Party’s manifesto and campaign. The Fire Brigades Union looks forward to seeing it delivered, and we will fight to ensure this happens in first 100 days of a new government.”