Labour has launched a campaign for a new deal for working people, fundamentally changing our economy so that Britain works for working people.
Angela Rayner kicked off the campaign setting out Labour’s vision for a post-pandemic Britain where people in every part of the country can access good quality jobs that are a source of pride, security and dignity and pay a proper wage that people can raise a family on.
Labour’s new deal for working people is based on five principles of good work:
- Security at work – better and fairer workplaces by giving workers full rights from day one on the job, outlawing fire and rehire, a new right to work flexibly and strengthened trade unions
- Quality jobs – a strong Industrial Strategy that uses government contracts to support British businesses so we buy, make and sell more in Britain, delivering investment in high-quality, well-paid green jobs in the industries of the future
- A fairer economy – a fair and level playing field on tax between the multinational giants and local businesses on the high street, and tackling harassment and discrimination at work so everyone can get on
- Opportunity for all – a jobs-promise for young people with a guarantee of quality education, training or employment, and the creation of tens of thousands of apprenticeships by ending the Treasury raid of the apprenticeship levy
- Work that pays – make sure that work pays wages that people can raise a family on with a real living wage of at least £10 an hour, and more workers are covered by collectively agreed deals which boost pay
Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “It often feels remote when politicians talk about this thing called the economy. But our economy is just the sum total of the work of the British people. If we create good work for everyone, we will all benefit. With Labour, we can make Britain the best place to work.”
Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work, said: “Labour’s new deal for working people will fundamentally change our economy to make it work for working people and build a Britain where people in every part of our country can get good quality jobs that are a source of pride, security and dignity and pay a proper wage that people can raise a family on.”
We want to hear your views on how Britain can become the best place for working people. Submit your ideas here: https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/make-a-submission