Shadow Home Sec & Labour candidate for Normanton, Ponte & Castleford. This account was established while I was an MP – there are no MPs until after the election
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Covid 19 also likely to accelerate trends in automation & tech take up. From zoom meetings to cleaning robots, employers are innovating to survive. @ChangingWorkC has found tech has potential to bring great benefits, but also risks much wider inequality unless govt acts ..3/
Consequences for workers & for inequality over next 6m cd be severe. Already 600k off payroll; UC up by over 1m; furlough scheme crucial but many fear redundancies as it lifts. School & college leavers hard hit. Govt needs to act to prevent long term unemployment & hardship 2/