Andy McDonald – 2021 Comments on Government’s Workers’ Rights Watchdog

The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Rights and and Protections Secretary, on 8 June 2021.

The Conservatives have spent the last decade undermining workers’ rights, cutting funding for enforcement bodies and failing to keep people safe at work during the pandemic.

On their watch, insecure employment in the gig economy has spiralled and fire and rehire has become commonplace, while the long-promised Employment Bill has been ditched.

Without outlawing fire and rehire and strengthening employment rights, this announcement falls well short of providing all workers with the decent and secure employment they deserve.