Commenting on the Labour Party’s 20-point plan for the workplace, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Labour’s plan promises to transform employees’ rights. These proposals will change the lives of millions of working people for thebetter.
“Ending the one per cent pay cap would make such a hugedifference to the lives of thousands of nurses, teaching assistants, town hall staff and other public service employees whose living standards have plummeted under the Conservatives.
“Calling time on zero-hours contracts would come as a huge relief to the many people who have no option but to work in this precarious and wholly unsatisfactory way. Contracts that give unscrupulous bosses the upper hand and the freedom to use and abuse their staff should have no place in the UK economy.
“Abolishing tribunal fees would once again give ordinary people who’ve been wronged at work the option to stand up to their law-breaking employers, and seek the justice so many have been denied under this government.”
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