Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
Last night I voted to protect the rights of workers in #NewportEast. Tory MPs didn’t even show up to vote.
Despite repeated but vague promises from Ministers that they have no plans to rip up the rights of workers, they refused to end the practice of fire and rehire which has surged during the pandemic.
It’s now been revealed that the Government will consult on changes which could mean:
- Ending the inclusion of overtime in how holiday pay is calculated, leaving workers hundreds of pounds out of pocket
- A longer working week, with no legal cap on the number of hours employers can make their employees work
- An end to the legal right to rest breaks at work
In the middle of a pandemic & recession, the government should be focused on protecting jobs, not removing hard-won workers’ rights.