I’ve been standing with RMT members fighting back against P&O’s mass sacking of its workforce earlier this month. This came ahead of a Labour Opposition Day in which I voted to reinstate the 800 unjustly dismissed P&O workers, withdraw P&O’s government contracts, ban fire and rehire and strengthen workers’ rights.
As usual, the Tories voted to let companies keep trampling workers to protect profits. The cost of living crisis we now face has been made even worse by the erosion of workers’ rights under successive governments. 40% of people have seen real terms pay cuts since the banks caused the last financial crash. We must demand a better deal for workers.