It was great to join Usdaw reps on Supporting Parents and Carers Spotlight Day to campaign for more family friendly policies, including stable employment contracts and better rights for parents and carers at work.
The dramatic rise of agency working and temporary, part-time and zero-hour contracts in recent years is extremely worrying. Many workers who want stability are being forced to accept appalling conditions in order to get a job, and this is taking a particularly big toll on families and carers.
I am glad that my union Usdaw is campaigning on this issue. I and other Labour MPs will keep pushing the UK Government to improve rights at work and tackle the exploitative contracts that have flourished under the Conservatives.