Thursday, 12 December 2013

Whatever next?

Whatever next? A government minister has actually suggested that a company, Domino`s,  should offer better pay, in order to avoid the failure of job vacancies being filled by local workers. Can we now expect some further ideas for businesses from the coalition, like perhaps, to treat all employees with respect, regardless of gender and race, develop skilled apprenticeship schemes, encourage collective bargaining, allow workers` representatives on boards, and even pay the living wage? It`s called responsible capitalism, but sadly, like social mobility, equality of opportunity, progressive taxation, ending tax avoidance and evasion, and regulation of the City, it is not something this government takes seriously. We can only hope that Labour does, but with the news last weekend that Blairites are being invited to play a part in election strategy, yet again, we are not holding our breath!

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