The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights and Protections, on 29 January 2021.
Labour and the trade unions have repeatedly warned that the Government is neglecting workplace protections. Weak and outdated workplace safety rules and a lack of enforcement are putting workers and the general public at risk. Rules on safe workplaces haven’t been updated for the new virus strains or scientific knowledge about how the virus is spread.
To help prevent the spread of the virus, the Government must clarify the stay at home message, rewrite outdated workplace safety rules and strengthen health and safety enforcement.