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Monday, 21 January 2013

The vice tightens on UK employment rights

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady was correct to condemn last Thursday's announcement of further attacks on employment rights in the UK. http://www.tuc.org.uk/

Restricting the limit on unfair dismissal compensation (to 12 months pay) and weakening TUPE rights for workers transferring from the public to the private sector (repeal of the service provision change test) are the latest turn of the ratchet in favour of private corporations. Once again the Tories are aided and abetted by the Liberal Democrats in an attack on workers' rights. No wonder the CBI are cheering: