Jessica Morden
Jessica Morden

Many people I meet speak of their experiences of insecure work and low pay. Pay has stagnated since the financial crisis, and people feel more insecure at work under the Tories.

Labour has always been the party that stands up for working people, and I was pleased that our manifesto reflects that. It contains a firm commitment to ending in-work poverty, and enacting the biggest extension of workers’ rights in British history. Some of our key pledges include:

Rapidly introducing a Real Living Wage of at least £10 per hour for all workers aged 16 and over, and use savings to public finances to help small businesses manage the extra costs.
Banning exploitative zero-hours contracts and strengthening the law so that those who work regular hours for more than 12 weeks have the right to a regular contract, reflecting those hours.
Increasing maternity and paternity leave and extending pregnancy protection.

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