Government workersâ rights plans fall woefully short, says Unite
Government proposals to protect workersâ rights after the UK leaves the European Union will do little to stop the mistreatment of workers at the hands of âgreedy bossesâ, the leader of Britain and Irelandâs largest union, Unite said today (Wednesday 6 March).
Responding to the governmentâs plans, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: âAfter all the talk and media briefing preceding this announcement, it is deeply disappointing that the government appears not to have listened to any of the concerns expressed by trade unions.
âWorkers needed assurances but unfortunately all that is on offer is reheated leftover announcements. The mistreatment of workers at the hands of greedy bosses is set to continue.
âThe fact remains that workers in the UK have among the poorest protections in Europe, thanks to âopt outsâ by successive Westminster governments. This announcement changes that woeful situation not one jot.â