This article was published on August 13th, 2013
New plans by the Conservative government will make it easier for employers to sack staff, according to the TUC general secretary. These comments came in response to a speech made by Conservative Party Chairman on Wednesday that called for simpler ways for employers to get rid of unwanted employees. The chairman also appeared to hint that he had come up with disingenuous reasons for sacking his own staff at his printing firm.
Supposedly, the Chairman claimed that employers should be able to remove employed staff by simply saying: ‘Thank you very much, it has not worked out. Here is a good decent package to move on from this role.’ It also became apparent that these changes were preferred by the Conservative government but had been prevented from being introduced due to the coalition.
However, the TUC has argued that such proposals would remove all protection for employees: “Already people have to wait two years – a one year increase – to get protection against unfair dismissal. This adds up to scrapping all protection.”
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