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Brexit campaigners push for a bonfire of regulations (and rights)

07 Dec 2016, by in Politics

MPs from the cross-party Exiting the EU Select Committee today heard evidence on how Brexit could affect the world of work, from the TUC’s Frances O’Grady, CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn and former BCC Director turned Brexit campaigner, John Longworth. We’ve heard a lot of promises in recent months from the PM and minsters that our employment rights…

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The 45-minute salary: Why we need worker reps on boards

11 Sep 2016, by in Economics

Sir Martin Sorrell is the Chief Executive Officer of WPP, the multinational advertising and PR firm. He’s also retained his place this year as Britain’s highest paid CEO, drawing nearly £70 million in 2015. For those who are used to somewhat fewer zeroes on their pay slips, this might be hard to take in, but…

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If it was safe enough to choose our new PM, online voting is safe enough for trade unions

11 Jul 2016, by in Politics

The Conservative Party leadership election has been rapid, dramatic and completely bewildering. And now with the withdrawal of the last remaining challenger to Theresa May it looks like there won’t even be a vote at all. But there’s one thing in this campaign that has been overlooked in favour of the more sensational stories dominating the media for the last…

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NHS Brexit bonanza fails to convince

15 Apr 2016, by in Public services

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have been hitting the Brexit campaign trail to claim that quitting the EU would free up the £350m a week they say we spend on the EU to give instead to the NHS. It’s hard to know which end of this one to doubt first. The BBC’s fact checkers were…

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Triple whammy defeat for government over #TUbill

16 Mar 2016, by in Politics

Members of the House of Lords voted to defeat the government three times inside three hours tonight during the report stage debate for the trade union bill. The votes concerned substantial amendments to the bill over electronic balloting for strike votes (introduced by crossbench Peer Lord Kerslake), central government-imposed caps on facility time for union…

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