United Kingdom - Labour Party announcements on new collective workplace rights, if elected - September 30, 2019

The Labour Party made a number of aspirational announcements on collective workplace rights if new elections would come before the year end. For example, Labour would look at reducing working hours if elected, following a report advocating a reduction in the public sector to a 35 hour-week over a decade. More detailed proposals include: introducing sectoral collective bargaining by establishing councils of worker and employer representatives and establishing a new Ministry of Employment Rights which would be responsible for the roll-out of the above collective bargaining across the economy, repealing the 2016 Trade Union Act.

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For more information, please contact Paul de Beer or Oana Ciuca, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) p.t.debeer@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Mehmet Koksal mkoksal@etui.org.
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