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Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Beecroft Report - 24 pages of ideological poison

Professor Keith Ewing, writing in today’s Morning Star, reminds us that the Con Dem Government has already savagely attacked workers rights with last month’s introduction of a 2 year qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal and the imposition of Employment Tribunal fees. But Keith warns that the Beecroft report goes much further in its aim of a lawless, hire and fire economy, where ‘workers could be sacked for any reason or no reason’: