Retail companies like ASOS are using confusion over 'key worker' status to put profits before their workers' health.I'll keep pushing the Government to change its guidance so warehouse workers are given the same protections as office staff.https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/health/coronavirus/16-yorkshire-mps-call-government-clarify-key-worker-status-regions-employees-continue-work-2518322
Workers at ASOS in Barnsley are being forced in with no social distancing measures whilst staff at the Camden HQ are working from home.Coronavirus exploits ambivalence and inequality.Time for all of us to step up and show basic decency.I have tonight written to the CEO outlining my concerns.Profit shouldn’t be put before the health of employees and their families.
I've written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to extend the financial support measures announced last week to those who are self-employed or on zero-hours contracts.We must do everything we can to make sure these workers get through the Coronavirus crisis.
I have written to the Prime Minister, asking him to outline his plans to stop a food shortage in the UK.I will support every measure to make sure households have enough food and basic necessities to get them through the Coronavirus pandemic.
The announced support package to protect businesses and safeguard jobs with income replacement are very welcome and will come as a huge relief to many of my constituents.I understand how worried people are.I will keep pushing for everyone - self-employed workers, parents looking after children on statutory sick pay and those working in the gig economy - to get the same additional support to get through the Covid-19 crisis.www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-51982005