Thursday October 21, 2021
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Forgotten Employment Bill is a Betrayal of Workers

25/6/2021

Our Union has accused the government of rowing back on its promise to boost workers' rights, after ministers failed to include an employment bill in the Queen's Speech in May.

In 2019, the government promised that it would bring forward a new employment bill to improve people's rights at work. But two years on no new legislation has been brought forward.

Build Back Better

We can't build back better from this crisis unless we improve pay and conditions at work.

But the government has rowed back on its promise boost to workers' rights by not bringing forward its long overdue employment bill.

This pandemic has brutally exposed the terrible working conditions and insecurity many of key workers including within road haulage, logistics and warehousing.

We need action now to deal with the scourge of insecure work, not more dithering and delay.

Zero-hours contracts and other exploitative working practices like fire and rehire must be banned once and for all.

Every worker deserves to be treated with dignity and respect at work. 

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