Making the case for investment in public services, for protecting jobs and securing pay rises for our members invariably comes down to an argument for high and consistent levels of government spending across the UK.

As many UNISON members will know, the austerity of the last decade which has led to many job cuts and pay restraint resulted from the government’s dogmatic decision to reduce spending. A key challenge for UNISON and its allies in making the case for a reversal in this policy, especially in the context of Covid and the extra pressure this has placed on public finances, is to show how the government can afford to spend more.

The recorded webinar is available to view here.