We need more hiring, not more firing
09.05.12 - Byron
But instead, in today’s Queen’s Speech, the Tories and Lib Dems have put forward a collection of policies to make it easier for employers to sack people.
Will you sign our letter to David Cameron and Vince Cable telling them they’ve got it wrong?
Yesterday, Cameron said he was listening. But today’s announcement shows he’s not listening to the concerns of ordinary people.
They’ve already sneaked changes through a Parliamentary Committee which mean people have no legal protection against unfair dismissal until they’ve been with an employer for two whole years. That’s millions of people at risk of being put out of work out of the blue – they can be sacked on dodgy grounds with no redundancy pay, no compensation, nothing.
And now they’re announcing plans to make it even harder for employees to go to an Employment Tribunal if they think they’ve been treated unfairly at work – with threats of more hoops to jump through, higher fees to pay, and the removal of lay representatives on tribunal panels.
Making jobs less secure is not a path out of the recession. We need people in good, secure jobs, spending in the local economy - not more people on the dole, and millions more saving instead of spending, as they are worried about whether their job is safe.
Sign our letter to Cameron and Cable and let them know we need a plan to create jobs, not more ways to put people out of work.
Our rights at work matter – let’s take a stand together.
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