Our rights at work are being threatened by the Tory government in a way we have not seen in decades.
Whether it’s new legislation to allow agency staff to replace striking workers or increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded against a trade union, the Tories continue to implement some of the most restrictive anti-union laws in Europe.
Legislation announced in September 2022 threatens employment rights that have protected workers during the last 50 years. The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill proposes that all direct EU legislation implemented in the UK, as well as EU-derived law is to be revoked automatically from the end of 2023 – unless saved or ‘re-stated’ at the election of Ministers.
The government’s regulation-cutting agenda prioritises profit over safety and the pay of employees. Trade unions are at the sharp end of the response to this attack and, we at Thompsons, stand in solidarity with them and their members.
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