Monday, March 7

False Self-employment Status

'In this country we have a problem with a substantial minority of employers falsely declaring their staff to be self-employed to avoid their obligations to them'
'Employment is an individual's passport to a plethora of protections and rights that have been put in place over the years to afford people protection in our market-based economy so that it works in a more balanced way, not just for the rich and powerful, but for everyone. Many of those rights and protections were introduced at the behest of the Labour movement. When people talk down our trade unions in this country, they would do well to reflect on how they have helped deliver for working people over the decades'

Above extracts from debate in Parliament, full text can be found here.
House of Commons / 4 Mar 2011 : Column 613

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