My statement following visit to Greggs bakery distribution centre in Enfield, where we discussed Labour’s Workplace 2020 consultation about the world of work in the 21st century

The recent scandals at Sports Direct and BHS have underlined the insecurity faced by many workers in Britain today. But they are just the tip of the iceberg as workers have endured a 10 per cent decline in real wages since 2007.

That is why Labour has launched Workplace 2020, an inclusive discussion with working people and employers on what the world of work should look like in 2020.

With the workers’ rights watchdog, Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS), having its budget slashed by 50 per cent, it is clear the Tories are unable to stand up for working people.

Labour will ensure we build workplaces fit for the future. We will end the exploitation of working people, tackle low pay and protect people’s rights in the workplace.