Labour’s New Deal for Working People, launched by Angela Rayner at Labour Conference 2021 and drawn up in partnership with Labour’s affiliated unions, is a comprehensive plan to improve the lives of working people by strengthening individual and collective rights.

Keir Starmer has promised that a Labour Government will write this plan into law within 100 days of taking office.

It includes the following commitments:

  • Labour will strengthen rights at work for all workers, from day one on the job. 
  • Labour will end fire and rehire. 
  • Labour will make work more family-friendly, and make it easier to balance work with home, community and family life.  
  • Labour will ban zero-hours contracts and ensure everyone has the right to regular hours they can rely on. 
  • Labour will strengthen trade union rights, raising pay and conditions. 
  • Labour will bring in Fair Pay Agreements to drive up pay and conditions for all workers, using sectoral collective bargaining.  

Under Labour, work will be more secure and better-paid, and unions and individuals will have stronger rights to redress the power imbalance in the workplace. 

Working people need better rights, stronger unions and a Labour Government to win the new deal at work they deserve.

Labour’s New Deal for Working People Green Paper

Original Employment Rights Green Paper 2021


Labour’s New Deal for Working People Policy Summary

A detailed summary of key policy pledges from Labour’s New Deal for Working People. 2023