Monday 3 August 2020 / 2:30 PM Andy McDonald / Employment

Andy McDonald responds to survey showing workers are not yet confident to go back to work

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, responding to a survey showing workers are not yet confident to go back to work due to Covid-19, said:

“The Government’s guidance on working with Covid-19 is vague, and years of cuts to inspectors mean rules on health and safety are difficult to enforce.

“Following confused public messaging and the failure to set up a working track and trace system, it is no surprise that many employers and employees do not feel safe to return to places of work.

“The Government must work closely with workers and trade unions to implement clearer rules and a plan for how they will be enforced in order to give workers and businesses confidence they will be safe.”