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Starmer wins the backing of a second Trade Union (21/01/20)

Unison’s Executive decided to back SIr Kier Starmer and he now has the backing of shop workers union USDAW. He is becoming the favourite to win , however he is still being challenged by Rebecca Long-Bailey amongst others.

Read the whole story here.


Corbyn vows reforms to Employment Rights (3/12/19)

Jeremy Corbyn attacked Amazon, Asda and Sports Direct as companies that are “bad bosses” which he’ll take on, if he wins the election.

Labour will extend workers rights and include a ban on zero hours contracts and a £10 minimum wage for all workers.

It says -ambulances were called to Amazon’s warehouse every two days last yer, employees of Sports Direct were promised permanent contract in exchange for sexual favours. Asda threatened to sack anyone not signing new contract which meant they were no longer paid for any breaks.

Corbyn said :” We’ll call time on insecure and unsafe work that leaves people without the rights and dignity they deserve. We’ll call time on discrimination in the workplace that leaves women vulnerable to harassment and unequal pay. And we’ll call time on the running down of workers rights to organise collectively to boost their pay and improve their working conditions”