Unite the Union

Unite the Union

February 22, 2008 09:53 ET

Unite Reaction to Agency Working Parliamentary Vote

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2008) -

Attention: political, business, industrial and social affairs correspondents

Tony Woodley, Joint General Secretary of Unite trade union, said:

"The message today sent by Labour MPs to their government could not be any clearer. Nothing less than primary legislation, delivered now, can quell the clamour that has come from MPs, the Labour Party's ruling body and from the wider labour movement.

"Hopefully today's vote has also quashed the idea of a Commission to look into agency working. The evidence of the need for legislation now is overwhelming and we will not accept the promise of jam tomorrow."

Contact Information

  • Unite press office
    Catherine Bithell
    020 7 420 8909 or 07958 473 224