Labour would empower unions to drive up wages, says Angela Rayner

Deputy leader sets out plans for sector-wide fair pay agreements, starting with adult social care

A Labour government would seek to drive up wages by empowering trade unions to negotiate minimum rates of pay across key sectors, starting with adult social care, Angela Rayner will announce on Saturday .

Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, will set out plans at the party’s annual conference for fair pay agreements aimed at strengthening workers’ bargaining powers, particularly in sectors plagued by low pay and insecure contracts.

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