Tag archive for ‘Protection’s’
By admin On Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Kwarteng wants to slash holidays and worker protections. Here’s how Ian Lavery dismantled him for calling UK workers lazy

New Business Secretary now denies plan, but as Ian Lavery pointed out – who would trust a Tory on workers’ rights? Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng, newly promoted to the position of Business Secretary, has now More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Revealed: How slashing environmental protections has actually COST businesses money

New research has revealed the abject failure of slashing environmental protections when it comes to delivering much-hyped ‘cost-savings’. A report by campaign group Unchecked UK shows that environmental deregulation More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Ministers taken to court over gig economy workers being denied ‘basic PPE and health protections’

A trade union representing so-called ‘gig economy’ workers is taking the government to court this week, in a judicial review that could extend health and safety rights to hundreds of thousands of precarious More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Day of shame: Tory MPs reject protections for child refugees in Immigration Bill

Tory MPs have overturned key Lords amendments that would have protected migrant rights after Brexit. In the Commons on Monday night, the government overturned a swathe of crucial amendments, which would have bolstered More...

By admin On Monday, July 20th, 2020

Three quarters of Britons want protections for NHS in Trade Bill

An overwhelming majority of the British public wants to see the NHS protected from trade deals. According to the poll, 75 per cent of people want the Trade Bill to include specific protections for the NHS compared More...

By admin On Thursday, July 9th, 2020

From Climate to Jobs, Sunak’s Budget ‘Event’ Falls Short of the Protections We Need

The government has promised it will ‘build back better’, using the opening created by Covid-19 to decarbonise the UK economy and create new jobs in green sectors. The parallels with Labour’s ‘green industrial More...

By admin On Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Teamsters Demand Stronger Protections as States Reopen

As commercial activity ramps up, the union is demanding stronger safety protections at food processing plants. Dissent MagazineDissent Magazine  More...

By admin On Friday, May 15th, 2020

We have to fight a bonfire of health and safety protections after Brexit

The future for workers’ health and safety rights in the UK is even less certain than before the current crisis. Three months before we knew that Covid-19 was going to dramatically change our workplaces, the Johnson More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Tenants’ unions demand government strengthen protections for renters

BRITAIN’S biggest tenants’ unions penned an open letter to the government today to demand strengthened protections for renters from the coronavirus crisis. Acorn, Living Rent and the London Renters Union (LRU) More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Belabored Stories: Demanding Protections at the Drive-Thru Window

McDonald’s boasted about distributing protective equipment to employees. But one worker said masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves were only available “for a brief period of time. So it was only to get us to More...