Tuesday 17 November 2020 / 3:50 PM Andy McDonald

Government’s lack of concern for workplace safety summed up by its own staff having to take action to protect themselves – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, commenting on PCS union members being balloted on strike action over a lack of Covid-19 safety at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said:

“That the Government department responsible for setting the rules for safe working with Covid-19 has failed to uphold them in their own offices is testament to their lack of concern over workplace safety.

“It is difficult for workers across the country to have any faith in the Government’s determination to keep them safe when their own staff have to take action to protect their health.”