Tag Archives: employment rights

Shares for rights scheme ‘a big flop’

Osborne has found it difficult to get employers’ organisations to back the scheme.

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JP Morgan wants Europe to be rid of social rights, democracy, employee rights and the right to protest

This is an agenda for hard right, corporatist, centrist government. There’s another word for that, and it’s what the bankers seem to want.

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Boris Johnson’s agenda for Europe could be a social and environmental disaster for London

Boris’s free trade agenda for Europe could be a social and environmental disaster for London and the rest of the UK.

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Boris Johnson: wrong on ‘sloth’, right about management

It’s interesting that, in his column for today’s Telegraph, Boris Johnson has cited the German economy as the measuring stick against which Britain should compare itself.

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Why does Cameron hate the working time directive? Here are some of the key rights workers’ may lose

Why do David Cameron and the Eurosceptics hate European Union measures that protect workers’ rights? Here are some of the key rights workers’ may lose.

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Always on call: the problem of zero hour contracts

TweetAndrew Tromans is a History and Politics student at the University of Sheffield. For many people the notion of a 9-5 job, Saturdays and Sunday for leisure and even basic employment rights such as maternity leave are just not a reality.  I am not talking about night-workers or people working in the emergency services, but […]

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Cameron puts anti-worker ideology before evidence in Regulatory Reform Bill

Plans to make it easier to sack workers at will are not only wrong in principle but won’t actually reduce unemployment and kickstart the economy.

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Osborne’s dogmatic return to Thatcher-era employment law

In a return to the 1980s, employment tribunal changes came into effect last week that attack workers’ rights and make it easy for bosses to fire staff at will.

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TUC warns EU – don’t undermine our employment rights

Tony Burke writes about the fear of the unions over the EU’s attempts to undermine employment rights

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Raab’s attacks on workers’ rights are – surprise – based on no evidence

The TUC’s Sarah Veale takes apart hard-right Tory MP Dominic Raab’s claims that cutting employment rights will help anyone do anything.

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