Why we desperately need a New Deal for workers to address the cost of living crisis
The Covid-19 pandemic, the economic downturn that followed, and the current cost of living crisis has revealed in sombre terms the true nature of British society and the huge inequalities which characterise it. Read our 4-page introduction to what a New Deal for Workers might look like, and why we so desperately need a manifesto for recovery.
We must re-assess the value of work and its rewards. Wage rates should be based on service to the community not market value, with much greater State intervention. In particular wages, through sectoral collective bargaining must rise in our vital public services so as to recruit and retain staff to fill the tens of thousands of vacancies.