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WORKPLACE 2020 (2)

Labour was founded by working people over a century ago and we continue to be the only Party who will stand up for working people and build a fairer economy.

Under the Tories, having a secure job has become much less certain and that’s a worry when you have to pay your rent or mortgage.

4.5 million people in England and Wales are in insecure work where they don’t have regular hours or predictable shifts and 1.4 million people are on temporary contracts.

Often those at the top earn very high wages, whilst six million working people are left earning less than the living wage. Millions of people can’t get the extra hours they need to earn enough to pay their bills.

The Tories promised to ‘reward work’ but the truth is that for many of us, wages have fallen and we are working longer hours than ever before.

If you are one of those people, we want to hear from you.

We are starting a national conversation to discuss what work should be like in 2020.

Labour is committed to raising the minimum wage, banning zero-hours contracts, ensuring workers are given access to justice, giving temporary workers the same rights as permanent staff. But we need to go further.

We all have unique lives and meetings will be held around the country so we can hear your story, but because big meetings aren’t always convenient we will also be asking people and groups to get involved both on this website and on social media via the hashtag #Workplace2020.

A happier, more secure workforce is a more productive workforce. We want to ensure that employers that don’t play by the rules – like BHS and Sports Direct – aren’t allowed to get away with it.

We want to hear from great employers too – about how we can work together to promote good practice and raise standards across the board.

But to do this we need your help:

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Source: http://www.workplace2020.org.uk/about/

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