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Saturday, 30 June 2012

New Con Dem Bill will undermine worker protections & rights

Despite talk of it being watered down following a universally negative reaction to the Beecroft 'fire at will' proposals, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which is making its way through Parliament, contains important changes which will undermine worker protections and rights. These include the use of so called settlement agreements rather than employment tribunals to resolve disputes, the introduction of a rapid resolution scheme for some workplace disputes, a reduction in workplace inspections and enabling powers to enable the repeal of regulations: