Commenting on the government’s response to the Taylor Review published today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government’s good work plan looks set to fall at the first hurdle. It’s no good, it won’t work and it isn’t a plan.
“Britain’s worst employers need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, but sadly this response won’t do that.
“If ministers spent more time trying to make life better for working people rather than focusing on the twists and turns of Brexit, exploited workers might have something to celebrate today.
“There are things that the government could do now to get its own house in order. Cut-price outsourcing has created an explosion of illegal practices in our public services, especially social care. Public bodies cannot continue to ignore this.
“Ministers must let public services lead the way by raising standards in their own contracts or bringing services back in-house.”