Councillor Adam Pogonowski has had a letter published in the Guardian, urging the unions to support the Green Party:
It is apparent that patience with the Labour party has finally run out. For well over a decade, it has betrayed its core voters, tarnished the reputation of this country, and mismanaged the economy. It is timely therefore that major trade unions have openly criticised Labour's leadership and the fact that it agrees with Tory and Lib Dem economic policy. But the problem with Labour doesn't end with Ed Miliband and Ed Balls. The unsustainable economic policies endorsed by Labour, Lib Dems and Tories mean the same-old-same-old will continue for decades. More austerity measures, more politicians scamming ordinary taxpayers of their money, and more incompetent people supposedly governing our country.
If trade unions disaffiliate from Labour, the Green party welcomes them to join a party that stands up for hardworking people, that has sustainable and sensible economic policies, without being anti-business, and has the conviction to stand up for what it believes in without making promises, then betraying them. We welcome trade unionists to our party and look forward to working with them to better our country's future.
Cllr Adam Pogonowski
Green group leader, Cambridge city council