Tuesday 8 June 2021 / 8:10 AM Andy McDonald / Workers' Rights

Andy McDonald responds to Government plans to create a new workers’ rights watchdog

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, responding to Government plans to create a new workers’ rights watchdog, said:

“The Conservatives have spent the last decade undermining workers’ rights, cutting funding for enforcement bodies and failing to keep people safe at work during the pandemic.

“On their watch, insecure employment in the gig economy has spiralled and fire and rehire has become commonplace, while the long-promised Employment Bill has been ditched.

“Without outlawing fire and rehire and strengthening employment rights, this announcement falls well short of providing all workers with the decent and secure employment they deserve.”