Commenting on a report published today (Tuesday) by the Home Affairs Committee, which calls for labour market reforms to tackle migration-related undercutting and exploitation, a TUC spokesperson said:
“It’s time to tackle the effects of undercutting on pay and conditions. But it’s not migrants who are to blame for low wages, insecurity and poor conditions, it’s the bad bosses who exploit them.
“So it’s good to see MPs responding to people’s concerns with sensible policy proposals. Stronger workers’ rights, more collective bargaining and tougher fines for employers who break the law could all make a big difference.
“It’s time for government to stop posturing on immigration and introduce common sense measures to support working people.”
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