Government must work with businesses and trade unions to ensure workers are protected – Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the Government’s draft plans for new workplace rules, said:

“We share the Government’s desire for a safe return to work as soon as it is possible. The Government must work with businesses and trade unions to ensure workers are fully protected.

“Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their staff and others and the Government’s guidelines must make this clear. This is also in the interests of the majority of businesses who want to do the right thing.

“For workers to feel confident, mandatory risk assessments should be published and there must be a clear mechanism for enforcement.

“This is a big task and we will do all we can to work with the Government to get this right.”

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