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Labour confirms its employment law commitments in its campaign launch

Labour confirms its employment law commitments

Andrew Collier
Andrew Collier HR Adviser
The Labour Party has produced a campaign document (Let's get Britain's future back) which sets out some of its proposed policies if it were to be elected to government. C

The commitments of interest to employers include: 
  •  More apprenticeships would be offered via a new generation of 'Technical Excellence Colleges' and by transforming the apprenticeship levy.
  •  Delivering a genuine living wage.
  •  Banning zero hours contracts.
  •  Ending fire and rehire.
  •  Creating jobs in clean energy and construction.

No specific detail is available on these commitments at present, though one assumes more information will be revealed in the coming months as the political parties progress their election campaigns.   In particular, the highlight of the above commitments is the promised ban to zero hours contracts:  quite how that would work in practice (and whether it is at all sensible) is likely to be the source of fierce debate.

Watch this space! 

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