Len McCluskey, general secretary of Britain and Ireland’s biggest trade union Unite, will be visiting the West Midlands tomorrow (28 November), to meet with senior shop stewards from the automotive industry to discuss the importance of the general election to local jobs and communities.

WHERE: Unite regional office 1/2 Holt Court North, Heneage Street West, Birmingham, B7 4AX
WHEN: Thursday 28 November, 12pm onwards

Len McCluskey will say: “My message to working people in our industrial heartlands is clear. The majority of people in the West Midlands voted to leave the European Union in 2016 because of genuine concerns about the future of their jobs and communities and because their voices were not being heard.

“Those genuine concerns will not be addressed by another Tory government.

“The Tories offer nothing for car workers, for teachers, for nurses, for young people or pensioners in the West Midlands. The future of their jobs, rights, public services and their communities will not be addressed by the Tories or their bad Brexit deal. 

“I urge everyone to come home to Labour.

“Only Labour has policies to invest in our forgotten towns and left behind communities, to rebuild our public services, tackle poverty and inequality and to bring our divided country together.”

Len McCluskey will also be visiting the locations of some of Unite’s new Come Home to Labour billboards which have been revealed across the West Midlands.

Mr McCluskey will be available for interview after 12pm.


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.

Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.