Attending the Barnsley International Workers' Memorial Day event

Proud to speak at the Barnsley International Workers Memorial Day event today. It's important to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured at while at work.

The theme this year is the importance of a unionised workplace. As a proud member of the GMB I have seen first hand the huge impact trade unions have.

From the introduction of the minimum wage, the 5 day and 40 hour working week, parental leave, increased annual leave, and tackling discrimination, trade unions have influenced so many of the beneficial changes to the way we work.