LABOUR MP Hugh Gaffney has called for a shorter working week to allow a “better quality of life” and vowed the party will take back Scotland under leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Mr Gaffney said the current 48-hour cap on hours, from which employers can get workers to “opt out,” is seeing people “working themselves into the ground.”
The Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill MP warned the Tories against using Brexit as an excuse to further worsen working conditions.
Mr Gaffney said they “definitely want rid” of the current rules.
He said: “I’m here to get more equality for people, to get recognition for the workers.
“The biggest robbers are the ones above, capitalists who are absolutely robbing us.
“They are keeping wages low to keep us down there, while they’re making millions of profit.”
The former postal worker, who defeated the SNP in the snap general election last year, said Labour could “definitely” take back Scotland under Mr Corbyn.
He said that Labour were “all over the place” and “heading down” before Mr Corbyn was elected leader and he vowed that people “will see the red flag flying for Labour” north of the border at the next election.
“I think Jeremy Corbyn could go all the way, The Tories down here are clinging on to power. If they call a general election, they’re going to lose it,” Mr Gaffney said.
“The country is now ready for Labour to come back, ready for ordinary working people to have a voice in this country.
“The 2017 intake had a lot of good working-class background people coming in and that’s all we ask, give workers a voice and an opportunity in this place.”
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