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Labour Party Manifesto - Rights at Work.

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Vin
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Labour Party Manifesto - Rights at Work.

Should socialists support the Labour Party's proposed reforms on "Rights at Work" proposed in it's 2017 manifesto?

 

 

Vin
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I am referring to these proposals. Full text can be found here    http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017/fair-deal-at-work

 

 

  1. Ban zero hours contracts – so that every worker gets a guaranteed number of hours each week.
  2. Legislate to ensure that any employer wishing to recruit labour from abroad does not undercut workers at home – because it causes divisions when one workforce is used against another.
  3. Repeal the Trade Union Act and roll out sectoral collective bargaining – because the most effective way to maintain good rights at work is collectively through a union.
  4. Guarantee trade unions a right to access workplaces – so that unions can speak to members and potential members.

 

ALB
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Vin wrote:
Legislate to ensure that any employer wishing to recruit labour from abroad does not undercut workers at home – because it causes divisions when one workforce is used against another
This one sounds a big dodgy.

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4.Guarantee trade unions a right to access workplaces – so that unions can speak to members and potential members.

Well I didn't need a law to do that. One of my work colleagues  told me her husband wanted to join a union and I managed to get smuggled at lunch time into a whisky bond at Glasgow Kelvin and signed up him and a handful of his workmates and surprise my branch sec. under AOCB at my next branch meeting.

I was trembling like anything, when I was speaking to them. But what  a buzz afterwards.

"From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs".

jondwhite
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In undemocratic parties, leaders dispense with manifestos once their purpose of being elected has been served. No reason to suppose Corbyn would be any different or that he would even be party leader and therefore PM for a full term in government.

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