It’s disappointing that the government’s response to the Taylor Report, published today, watered down what were already weak proposals on enforcing employment rights. But there are still some proposals that could help workers stand up to exploitative companies.
Congratulations to John Walker! For eleven years, he has been fighting his employer and the government, so that his husband can receive his pension when he dies. He had to fight because, until today, the law permitted same sex couples to be discriminated against.
Forget socks, slippers or the latest gadget. This Sunday, the government should give fathers the perfect Fathers’ Day gift and help them spend time more with their families – by making sure all fathers can access well-paid paternity leave.