Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Theresa May sets out workers manifesto to support workers both now and post Brexit

New rights | Theresa May's 11-point plan

  1. Guaranteeing that workers will enjoy the same rights after Brexit as they do under the EU.
  2. Increasing the National Living Wage in line with earnings until the end of parliament.
  3. Protections for "gig" economy workers, with a consultation on rights such as maternity leave.
  4. Worker representation on company boards.
  5. Giving workers the same right on information on their company's future as shareholders.
  6. New right to request leave for training.
  7. New right to care for sick relatives full-time.
  8. New rules to protect pensions from bosses' irresponsible behaviour.
  9. Extending the Equalities Act for those with mental health conditions.
  10. Right to child bereavement leave.
  11. "Returnships" for mothers going back to work after a baby.
  12. More details and the boss's interview here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/14/workers-get-year-leave-care-elderly-relatives-tory-government/

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