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Take the Workplace Pledge!

Our PPC Hugh Lanning launched the Workplace Pledge at Labour’s 2014 Conference. The pledge addresses problems in our ‘zero hours’ style economy where workers have few or no rights and don’t know or can’t afford to access the rights they do have.

The Workplace Pledge was launched as part of the solution – setting out rights for every worker in every workplace, with the right of access to a union. It will need to be linked to an end to zero hours contracts and a living wage.

The growth in inequality– the gap between the highest and lowest paid – is a consequence of the untrammeled power of employers. Left to their own devices the majority do the minimum necessary. The Pledge would start to redress that imbalance.