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Lords begin voting on the Brexit Bill: our view

27 Feb 2017, by in Politics

Today and Wednesday, the Article 50 Brexit bill – known formally as the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17 – will get its committee stage in the House of Lords. This is the stage where most of the voting will take place on specific amendments (although there may be more votes to come in…


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MPs debate Brexit: we want to know what will happen to our rights at work

31 Jan 2017, by in Politics

Today, the second reading debate for the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-17 begins. Or in shorthand, MPs will finally start debating Article 50, or the start of the Brexit negotiations. It has taken a long time to get something substantive debated – something more than just opinions – so we want something concrete about working people’s rights.…


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Tackling fraudulent & abusive recruitment: ILO signs new anti-slavery pledge with UK

26 Jan 2017, by in International

This afternoon I was at the Home Office to witness the signing of a ‘letter of intent’ between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) about collaboration in the fight against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices, forced labour and people trafficking. This is a global first, and builds on…


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Jobs & living standards no longer top priority for government

22 Jan 2017, by in Economics

Although her speech on industrial strategy on Monday could redress the balance a bit, the Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit last week confirmed that her government is putting jobs and living standards lower down their agenda than exiting the European Union and reducing migration. Is the era of Bill Clinton’s famous advice to his election…


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