In a statement from Sharon Graham, the new General Secretary for Unite the Union, she said
I am honoured to have been elected as General Secretary of Unite the Union by our members, and I understand that the trust that they have placed in me brings with it tremendous responsibility.
Our members expect their union to be in their corner so I was proud to stand on a manifesto that pledged to put our members and our workplaces first. I will deliver on those promises.
Unite is an incredible force for good in the UK and Ireland but I am fully aware of the huge challenges our members face in the workplace.
As General Secretary, I will put all the power of our union into defending their jobs, improving their pay and protecting their rights.
Bad bosses take note. A strong Unite is the best defence that our members can have – my focus now is to build that strength.
In solidarity, Sharon Graham