My own personal blog. UNISON National Convenor & Regional Council Officer, Newham Councillor for West Ham Ward, Chair of Labour Group, Vice Chair of Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, Pension trustee, Housing & Safety Practitioner. Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family. Strictly no trolls please.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Labour leader, Keir Starmer’s speech to TUC Congress 2021 - extend sick pay to all and raise it, ban zero-hours contracts & deliver day one rights for workers.
A great speech by Keir. We can now get on real politics and promoting real policies for workers and their families. Agree "We need a Labour Government" (desperately).
"The TUC has today (Tuesday) welcomed Labour pledges to extend sick pay to all and raise it, and to ban zero-hours contracts and deliver day one rights for workers.
The TUC has today (Tuesday) welcomed Labour pledges to extend sick pay to all and raise it, and to ban zero-hours contracts and deliver day one rights for workers.
-7 in 10 social care staff earn less than £10 an hour
-1 in 4 social care staff are employed on zero-hours contracts.
-Today’s sick pay policy is new – it did not appear in the 2019 Labour manifesto.
- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together the 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.