United Kingdom: Labour’s entry into the campaign stumbles over workers’ rights

Last summer, the British Labour Party, which is expected to win the general election on 4 July, drew up an ‘agreement for workers’ rights’ in consultation with the unions. Finally, a revised text was obtained by the press. Workers' organisations are denouncing a watering down of the promises.

Through Emeline Vin. Published on 30 May 2024 Ă  15h31 - Update on 30 May 2024 Ă  15h32

A decent minimum wage, less insecure jobs, stronger employer-union relations… The Labour party’s promises to employees published on 24 May should have pleased the trade unions. Labour has been working for months with the social partners, particularly the trade unions, on its ‘New Deal for employee rights’ unveiled last July.…

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