As the Queen opened this session of parliament UNISON West Midlands surveyed its members to gather their thoughts after the election. The question was simple, Are you pleased with the outcome of the general election?
The response from members who are nurses, teaching assistants,
cleaners and porters working across public services in the region was a
resounding 65% who said ‘no’.
Ravi Subramanian, UNISON West Midlands Regional
“UNISON members across the West Midlands have endured attacks and
austerity from a Conservative led government for the past 5 years and the
thought of Mr Cameron and his party having free reign in the next is worrying.
For such an overwhelming majority of our members to say that they are
disappointed with the outcome of the election and given they face, according to
the independent Institute of Fiscal Studies, further cuts of £50bn, they are right to be worried."