The Tory’s Queen’s Speech fails workers.
It doesn’t end fire and rehire, scrap zero-hour contracts or invest in improving living standards. Instead, it prioritises Voter ID that will undermine equal access to voting.
We deserve well paid, secure, unionised jobs and strong public services.
From the speech, I was disappointed to not see reference to an Employment Bill, which could outlaw awful practices such as fire and rehire, and end worker exploitation through banning zero-hour contracts. I also believe that the Government’s decision to push on with implementing restrictive Voter ID laws will make it harder to vote and disproportionately disenfranchise working-class and minority communities.