Labour to create Ministry of Employment rights

Labour to create Ministry of Employment rights

Labour Party said if it won power it would create a Ministry of Employment Rights to deliver better wages and greater job security.

It will give workers more of a say over how their workplaces are run.

With a deepening crisis over Brexit in Britain, both Labour and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing Conservative Party are already drawing the battle lines for an early election, which many believe could be triggered later this year.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has used a speech to trade unions to add detail to his pledge to "put power in the hands of workers", not the "born-to-rule establishment that Johnson represents" - part of a narrative that scored well with voters at the last election in 2017.

Alongside the new ministry, Labour also pledged to create a Workers Protection Agency to enforce rights, standards and protections at work and introduce sectoral collective bargaining to set industry-wide minimum standards.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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