The Conservatives are failing working people: incomes and living standards have fallen as bills skyrocket in the cost-of-living crisis. Now, they’ve also crashed the economy leaving households in Cardiff Central with higher prices and mortgage rates. As a result, working people have been forced to accept weaker rights and longer hours at work.
Labour opposes this Tory Government’s attacks on workers’ rights and any attempt to land yet more costs on Britain’s workers. We will also oppose and repeal this their latest attempts to undermine trade unions or workers’ rights.
A UK Labour Government will bring forward an Employment Bill within 100 days of taking office. With our New Deal for Working People, Labour will strengthen individual and collective rights at work to achieve a high-growth, high-wage economy for all.
A UK Labour Government will:
Strengthen rights at work, from day one on the job. We’ll create a single status of worker and remove the qualifying period for basic rights, so everyone is protected from their first day on the job. We’ll strengthen workplace rights for the self-employed too.
End fire and rehire so workers can be safe in the knowledge that terms negotiated in good faith can’t be ripped up under threat of dismissal.
Make work more family-friendly, and it easier to balance work with home, community and family life. We’ll extend statutory maternity and paternity leave, and review and improve shared parental leave. We’ll make flexible working a day one right, and we’ll bring in a new ‘right to switch off’.
Ban zero-hours contracts. All workers will have the right to a regular contract and predictable hours, reasonable notice of changes in shifts and wages for cancelled shifts paid in full.
Strengthen trade union rights, raising pay and conditions. Unionised workplaces are more likely to provide decent pay, good training, and benefits. That’s why Labour will strengthen trade unions by repealing anti-union laws, including the 2016 Trade Union Act, and introducing new rights to help unions recruit and organise.
Roll out Fair Pay Agreements to drive up pay and conditions. Beginning in social care, Fair Pay Agreements will be rolled out to empower workers and trade unions to agree minimum standards across industries on issues such pay and conditions.