Andy McDonald – 2021 Comments on Workers’ Rights

The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Rights and Protections Secretary, on 26 July 2021.

Millions of workers are in insecure employment with low pay and few rights and protections, particularly key workers whose efforts got the country through the pandemic.

A lack of basic rights and protections forces working people into poverty and insecurity. This is terrible for working people, damaging for the economy, and as we have seen throughout the pandemic, devastating for public health.

We need a new deal for working people. Labour would ensure that all work balances the flexibility workers want with the security they deserve.