general secretary of the T&G union, told BBC Radio Four's Today programme
his criticsm of the government. But, he said, 'it's more the frustrated
squad than the awkward squad ... We find under a Labour government, now in
their second term, that the rich get richer and the gap between them and the
less well-off has started to widen again.'
The T&G would put pressure on the government to raise the minimum wage and
ensure pensions are protected, he said.
'We want to make sure that as a union we refocus our time, money and effort
to make improvements for our members in the workplace, but where we can't do
that by bargaining we want to pressurise our government.'