“Workers... do not deserve to be treated with contempt”

Business quote of the day.

“Workers are the backbone of our country’s public services and do not deserve to be treated with contempt by ministers”
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, slams the government as his union’s members prepare to go out on strike.

A PCS strike in April 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

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