Pawn your employment rights, Osborne tells workers

At today’s Tory Party conference, George Osborne announced plans to make employment rights optional. Workers, henceforth, will be able to relinquish their right to sue for unfair dismissal, along with various other employment rights, in exchange for shares in their company. It has long been recognized that certain rights ought to be inalienable. You cannot […]

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Michael Meacher: Ed Miliband moving Labour in the right direction

With the Labour Party conference in full swing, socialists and trade unionists will be seizing on every word spoken from the podium, looking for signs of what kind of government Miliband might lead. But one Old Labour MP who was in government with Wilson and Callaghan, and again with Blair as Minister of State for […]

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