The government announcement today on defending workers is disappointingly nothing but a PR stunt which is not backed by any meaningful plan to strengthen workers’ rights.
British workers have put their lives on the line to keep us all safe and the country going throughout the pandemic, they deserve actions, not empty promises. This government is abandoning workers who face threats and fire and rehire, and is cracking down on their unions instead.
The coronavirus pandemic saw more workers joining trade unions because workers know our movement is on their side. If the government is serious about making working conditions better then it should work with unions – not against them.
The response from the TUC can be read here.