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 Policy Summary

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