Didn’t the ConDems say they were going to do something about them? Guess Syria and all that salivating about bombing Assad to death got in the way. That’s right Cameron and Clegg were pre-occupied sketching out the Gagging Leg on the back of an envelope. Yes much more important to try to shut up all their critics than to actually tackle something with a hint of social justice about it.
‘Until recently the Office for National Statistics believed they numbered 200,000 by the end of 2012. That figure was challenged this month by the CiPD, the professional body for personnel managers, who surveyed employers and said that the true total could be closer to one million. The ONS then revised their estimate up to 250,000 and announced the start of a consultation aimed at getting a moreaccurate picture.’ Took their time didn’t they? Took an independent body to make them move!
‘Proposals to reduce workers’ rights were made by Adrian Beecroft, a venture capitalist and Conservative Party donor. Many of his recommendations in a government review, including allowing bosses to fire workers without allowing them to claim unfair dismissal, won the backing of David Cameron and George Osborne but were blocked by Vince Cable, the Business Secretary.’
‘Lord Oakeshott, the Lib Dems’ former Treasury spokesman, who said: “This is a return to the discredited old system of casual labour on the docks.’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/pressure-grows-on-government-to-outlaw-zero-hours-contracts-as-it-is-revealed-parliament-uses-them-too-8631639.html