Wednesday 7 February 2018 / 10:45 AM Rebecca Long Bailey / Workers' Rights

Rebecca Long-Bailey comments on the Government’s response to the Taylor Review

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, commenting on the Government’s response to the Taylor Review, said:

“Launching four consultations and merely ‘considering’ proposals is just not good enough. Like so much from this Government, today’s response is just more words, with no real action to improve the lives of the millions of people in insecure work.

“Theresa May’s failure to strengthen workers’ rights is having a real impact on people’s lives. Only recently we heard of the devastating case of a gig economy worker, who died after being fined by DPD for attending urgent medical appointments.

“Labour warned that the review did not go far enough, and yet the Government has failed to adequately meet even the most basic of recommendations. The next Labour government will transform the lives of workers by ensuring equal rights from day one, banning zero hours contracts, introducing a real living wage of at least £10 per hour by 2020 and banning unpaid internships.”