Andy McDonald – 2020 Comments on Confidence of Employees Returning to Work

The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, on 3 August 2020.

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.