Responding to a speech today (Tuesday 22 September) by Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said:

"When the Bank of England sides with working people in the fight to save jobs, then the government must surely listen.

 "The clock is ticking down and with every hour that goes by without a clear message from the chancellor that help is on its way, the redundancy cliff edge draws ever closer.

 "Workers in Germany, Spain and France can rest easy in their beds at night knowing that their governments have moved swiftly to put a floor under their jobs.  All we ask is for Boris Johnson's government to provide the same security for UK workers, and to do so fast. 

 "Don't abandon Britain's workers prime minister because you will never be forgiven if you do."

 ENDS

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