The poverty rate amongst working households in the UK has hit record levels. It’s time that we make sure people can get the jobs they need, with hours they can rely on, and a wage you can raise your family on. Filmed in Dukinfield, Stalybridge and Manchester, I made this film for Channel 4’s Political Slot on what needs to happen in the future of the labour market.
Millions of British workers lack security and are unable to exercise their legal rights. Labour are determined to change this. I told Sky News every UK worker should be protected from unfair dismissal and able to access statutory sick pay if they become unwell, from day one of their employment.
It was also great to talk to Iain Dale’s All Talk show about my background, my politics, faith, autism, Sunderland football club, and, er, my kids cheering every time Iain swears on their favourite podcast! If you missed it on the radio you can catch the episode here, or wherever you get your podcasts.