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Monday, 9 September 2013

A Manifesto for Collective Bargaining

#TUC13 The first and probably most important fringe meeting at this year's TUC Congress set a high standard for those that follow. At a packed joint IER, CTUF and CLASS event, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC launched a new publication ‘Reconstruction After the Crisis: A Manifesto for Collective Bargaining.’ In 1978 82% of in the UK were covered by collective bargaining but workforce coverage is now down to 23%. The demise of collective bargaining structures in the UK has been the most significant factor in widening inequality, low pay and poor working conditions such as zero hours contracts: