Commenting on Boris Johnson’s statement on easing lockdown restrictions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Boris Johnson’s statement will cause working people a lot of confusion and anxiety.
“The government still hasn’t published guidance on how workers will be kept safe. So how can the prime minister – with 12 hours' notice – tell people they should be going back to sites and factories? It’s a recipe for chaos.
“Unions want to support a safe return to work so we can start rebuilding Britain. Government must provide clear direction to workers and business by introducing tough new rules on workplace safety.
“That’s the only way to build public confidence in their plans and get the economy moving.”
- The government is expected to publish more detailed plans on workplace safety in the coming days. The TUC voiced strong concerns about earlier drafts of the plan and called on government to strengthen key elements: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/04/uk-plan-for-returning-to-work-puts-peoples-health-at-risk-warns-tuc-coronavirus
- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.
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