Sunday, 21 August 2016

Corbyn Calls For Employment Law shake-up

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a shake-up of employment law, to improve the rights and protection of workers, in the wake of the collapse of BHS and the treatment of its employees. 

Corbyn said it should be mandatory for employers with more than 250 staff to bargain collectively with unions, in a law change that he claimed would be the best way to guarantee fair play. 

The move was announced after shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, said that "firm new laws are now needed,” following the treatment of BHS staff. 

McDonnell said there  was a need for "criminal sanctions" to deal with rogue employers who have been convicted  of what would be a "corporate irresponsibility" offence under Labour's plans.This would apply where it had been proved that a firm's employees had been treated callously and recklessly.