Issue date
11 Jul 2017

Commenting after the publication of today’s (Tuesday) Taylor Review into modern employment practices, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“It's no secret that we wanted this review to be bolder. This is not the game-changer needed to end insecurity at work.

“A ‘right to request’ guaranteed hours is no right at all for many workers trapped on zero-hours contracts. And workers deserve the minimum wage for every minute they work, not just the time employers choose to pay them for.

“But Matthew Taylor is right to call for equal pay for agency staff and sick leave for low-paid workers — something which unions have long campaigned for. The government should move swiftly to implement these recommendations.

“Theresa May cannot use this report as shield to hide from her responsibilities. We need a proper crackdown on bad bosses who treat their staff like disposable labour. And an end to employment tribunal fees that price workers out of justice.”

ENDS

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