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POLITICS: Plea to Labour; ELECTION.

Leaders of two of the country's biggest trade unions yesterday called on Labour to change direction to reconnect with the electorate as the party chooses a new leader.

The political committees of Unison and the GMB decided at a joint meeting to draw up a list of issues the unions will use to assess candidates, including equal pay, employment rights, NHS reform and public service workers' pay and pensions.

Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison and GMB leader Paul Kenny said: "Both unions will push for a new direction to enable the Labour party to reconnect with the electorate to ensure that it can win a fourth successive General Election victory."
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:May 15, 2007
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