Jeremy Corbyn: After-work drinks discriminate against mothers

Jeremy Corbyn speaks. Credit: Pool

Jeremy Corbyn has called on companies to end after-work drinks, claiming that "early evening socialisation" benefits men while discriminating against mothers.

The Labour leader made his comments at an early evening event which launched a document detailing how Mr Corbyn's flagship 10 pledges would advance gender equality for women, and tackle gendered violence and harassment.

Following the event, held at Unison's offices, a drinks party was held.

According to Mr Corbyn an after-work drinks culture "benefits men who don't feel the need to be at home looking after their children and it discriminates against women who will want to, obviously, look after the children that they have got".

A spokesperson for the Jeremy for Labour campaign says the party leader is not calling for a ban on after-work drinks.