Thursday, 13 July 2017

"Feeble" Taylor Report

Despite the head of the review into the employment rights of workers, Matthew Taylor, stating that the low-paid "should not be stuck on the minimum wage or face insecurity", his report changes little (Official review "does little to help gig economy workers", 11/07/17). Rather than banning zero-hour contracts, Taylor simply says workers on such contracts should be able to "request fixed hours", with no compulsion for the employer to agree. Gig economy firms are not even required to pay the minimum wage for every hour worked!
    Theresa May might well call it "overbearing regulation", but without it, the exploitation of workers will continue.

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