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Politics (page 39)

Conservative employment rights policy: an update

14 Oct 2008, by in Labour market, Politics

While there is still no clear Tory employment rights policy, ongoing media reports are confirming that the Conservatives are no friends of hard working people. Alan Duncan sets the general tone, warning of small businesses drowning in seas of red tape and unnecessary regulation.  However, this non-specific ranting provides no clarity about which specific regulations…

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Financial crisis leads to Conservative attack on workplace rights

12 Oct 2008, by in Economics, Labour market, Politics, Working Life

I thought this would happen just not so soon.  Those ‘compassionate conservatives’ are already using the threat of recession to argue for a reduction in workplace rights.  This is no backbench fundamentalist sounding off. It’s a major intervention by Mark Prisk who is, apparently, the Shadow Business Secretary and Chris Grayling, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.  Prisk, in…

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