Category Archives: UK Employment Rights

Zero-hours contracts – are they banned or not?

By Pat Rafferty, Unite Scotland Regional Secretary The number of people on zero-hours contracts in Scotland has risen by 10 per cent over the last year: according to the Office for National Statistics, 70,000 people are on a zero-hours contract. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey presents the case for joining a trade union in a new book, entitled ‘Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist’, published on 28th January.  Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in the labour … Continue reading

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ASLEF Says Anti Union Laws Amount To ‘Slave Labour’

Draconian new rail anti-strike laws planned by the government amount to “slavery and forced labour,” Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said yesterday. He said that this new Tory legislation would require rail unions to sign “minimum service agreements” guaranteeing maintenance … Continue reading

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Employment Rights Or More Likely Employment Wrongs

By Adrian Weir, Assistant Secretary, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom In the less than a month since the General Election the Johnson regime has given strong indications where it will legislate on employment rights. Either contained within, or associated with it, … Continue reading

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TUC Post Election Poll: Voters Backs Workers Rights

By Tony Burke, Chair Campaign For Trade Union Freedom – first published on December 23rd on Left Foot Forward Since the General Election, we’ve seen a steady drip of leaks and stories on the Johnson government’s attitude to workers’ rights … Continue reading

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Prison Officers Union Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Court

The POA has been found guilty of contempt of court after members walked out of prisons last year according to Union News. The union, which is banned from taking strike action by the government, says last year’s walk-out over violence in … Continue reading

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Construction must be forced to change practices following exposure of modern day slavery

Unite, the UK’s construction union, is calling for fundamental changes in the way that the construction industry is organised and for the introduction of licensing of gangmasters, following a major exposure of how modern day slavery operates in the industry. … Continue reading

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An open letter in support of Labour’s much needed Employment Law reforms.

The Labour Party is the only party with a transformative plan to create jobs that offer security, fair pay and dignity at work, as well as an economy that works for the many Britian’s labour laws are in desperate need … Continue reading

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Labour Will Be On The Side Of Workers – Laura Pidcock MP

By Laura Pidcock Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights “So many people’s working lives are dominated by low pay, insecurity and powerlessness. It is a sign of this broken system that many people – and not just the lowest … Continue reading

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The system is rigged against working people – this election we can put it right

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The system is rigged against working people. This was shown very clearly recently when Asda threatened to sack workers who did not agree to a new contract. The new contract … Continue reading

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