Tuesday 12 June 2018 / 1:32 PM DWP / Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood comment on ONS labour market statistics

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on today’s ONS labour market statistics, said:

“Behind the headline figures on employment rates, people are being failed by this Conservative Government. A fall in unemployment is welcome, but people are still earning less than they did in 2010, and up to 10 million people are stuck in insecure work.

“With household borrowing rocketing and inflation eating into any limited pay growth, it is shameful that the Conservatives continue to sit on their hands while people are clearly struggling to get by.

“We need a serious Government, which invests in people, makes sure they are paid properly and protects their rights, instead of holding them back.”