‘Retail banks are community services’

Speaking on behalf of Unite members in the finance and legal sector, Unite delegate Vanessa Williams gave an impassioned speech in support of a composite on financial services on the last day of Congress on Wednesday (September 13). She told Congress that the composite “outlines the impact of an industry which prioritises profiteering over communities […]

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‘Who do politicians’ choices serve?’

Recently the government made two major policy interventions. One was a proposed attack on workers: “new tough laws” against the right to strike, while refusing to negotiate with NHS workers. The other was a gift to the City: uncapping bankers’ bonuses and looking to remove safeguards brought in to tame markets after the 2008 crash.

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