Championing workers' rights and decency in the workplace
People are entitled to basic security in their employment in order to plan their lives.
Labour is the party of workers’ rights. While other governments across the EU restricted workers’ rights, we broke new ground with long-awaited collective bargaining legislation and sectoral pay increases.
Our plan for the next five years:
- Outlaw abusive terms and conditions of employment – low pay, insecure hours, enforced and bogus self-employment
- Address abuses of zero hour and “if and when” contracts
- Safeguard the rights of workers in firms that collapse in an ‘informal insolvency’.
- Amend competition law to enable freelance workers to collectively bargain
- Tackle workplace bullying and blacklisting
- Introduce a new occupational pension scheme that will follow working people when they change jobs or career