Commenting on new government proposals on employment rights announced today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“The prime minister has made a mockery of her own claim that Britain is leading the way on workers’ rights.
”These are flimsy procedural tweaks. They come nowhere close to ensuring existing rights are protected. And they won’t stop workers’ rights in the UK from falling behind those in the rest of Europe.
“What’s more, there’s nothing to stop a future right-wing government tearing up this legislation altogether.
“MPs must not be taken in by this blatant window dressing. Our hard-won rights are still under threat.”
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