“A friend to the Labour movement” – Serwotka praises Corbyn’s conference speech

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka has praised Jeremy Corbyn following his speech to the union’s annual conference in Brighton.

The Labour leader received two standing ovations after a speech in which he called for the Prime Minister to resign (“Her authority is shredded. It is time to go. I have seen two Tory leaders go since I became Labour leader, I can’t wait for a hat trick!”), scrapping zero hours contracts (“they are simply wrong and unfair”), bringing in central, not delegated pay bargaining across the civil service and paying at least £10 a hour.”

Afterwards, Mark Serwotka said: “Jeremy Corbyn has once again shown he is a friend of PCS and the entire labour movement.

“He committed a future Labour government to give civil servants and the related areas national collective bargaining.

“This would help us negotiate a fair wage rise after more than a decade of a real terms pay cut.

“His commitment to Labour government properly funding and radically overhauling our social security system is welcomed by our members struggling to make Universal Credit and the benefits work for claimants.

“Theresa May already has one foot out of the door and the Tories are in open revolt. Jeremy Corbyn is a Prime Minister in waiting and we need a general election at the earliest opportunity to build the socialist economy we need.”

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