Ynys Môn Labour Party is supporting the Wales TUC campaign to make Wales a Fair Work Nation – where low paid workers and those in precarious employment get a better deal.
Our island has seen a huge number of job losses since the Conservatives took power in Westminster in 2008. Holyhead and Amlwch have been especially badly affected. As a result, many people have been forced into poorly paid and insecure work.
Low pay, zero-hour contracts and inequality are a blight on our economy. We need to tackle low pay in Wales and stamp out illegal and unsafe employment practices.
In the upcoming Social Partnership Bill, Welsh Labour Government will take forward the recommendations of the Fair Work Commission and introduce ground-breaking legislation to promote collective bargaining (workers and employers negotiating for fair pay, terms and conditions) and rights in the workplace.
Companies receiving public money will have to show that they are ethical and socially responsible. Locally we will be watching closely to make sure that the law is followed.
We will also be supporting greater trade union representation and highlighting companies that become accredited Living Wage Employers who commit to paying a wage of at least £9.50 an hour.
It’s time to tackle low pay for workers such as social care and teaching assistants and to make sure that companies treat workers fairly.