Friday 4 December 2020 / 12:01 AM Andy McDonald / Employment

Andy McDonald responds to announcement of government consultation on restrictive employment contracts

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights and Protections, responding to the announcement of a government consultation on restrictive employment contracts, said:

“The pandemic has exposed the lack of rights and protections afforded to millions of workers. A consultation on restrictive contracts falls far short of making the changes necessary to provide all workers with rights and protections in the workplace and financial security.

“It is deeply concerning that this consultation seems to be taking place instead of the introduction of the Employment Bill that the government pledged in the Queens Speech, which has been kicked into the long grass.”