”I send you my full support and solidarity in the action you are taking. I am so proud of you all for standing up to fight for decent pay and conditions. For years this government has refused to recognise the vital contribution you make to our society and has attempted to degrade the role you play as professionals.
Whilst it is a government funding issue it is also an employer issue. It is clear local budgets are distributed unequally amongst staff. I call upon management to get round the table to resolve this dispute.
You have my 100% support.
John McDonnell MP, shadow chancellor