Corbyn and Pidcock announce Ministry for Employment Rights and Workers’ Protection Agency to “put power in the hands of workers” not the “born-to-rule establishment”.
Proposed changes to Individual rights at work include:
Fixing the problem of different categories of workers with different rights by creating a single status of ‘worker’ for everyone apart from those genuinely self-employed
Ending the so-called “Swedish derogation” which permits employers to pay agency workers less than regular staff for the same work
The introduction of a civil enforcement system to ensure compliance with gender pay auditing
Giving all workers the right to seek flexible working, and placing a duty on the employer to accommodate the request
A statutory Real Living Wage of £10 per hour by 2020 for all workers aged 16 or over
Banning unpaid internships
Banning zero hours contracts by requiring employers to give all workers a contract that accurately reflects their fixed and regular hours
Obviously the changes would only come into force if Labour were elected and formed a government.