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Unenforceable workers' rights pledge is cynical Government ploy

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10 Jan 2019
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An ‘unenforceable’ pledge on workers’ rights expected from the Government today is nothing more than a cynical attempted to buy off MPs, says GMB Union.

"To be clear - this doesn't guarantee workers a single thing. Any MP who thinks this is enough to make a bad deal good needs to have a serious word with themselves."

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary

The Government is thought to be ready to give further assurances over workers' rights ahead of next week's crunch Commons vote, which the Prime Minister is widely expected to lose.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

"The Government has systematically refused to engage with trade unions over workers’ rights and is now trying to buy off MPs with legally unenforceable tweaks that are not worth the paper they are written on.

"These assurances are meaningless at best, and at worst a cynical attempt to use workers’ rights as a bargaining chip for self-preservation.

"To be clear - this doesn't guarantee workers a single thing. Any MP who thinks this is enough to make a bad deal good needs to have a serious word with themselves."

 

 
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