Taylor Review: there’s nothing modern about exploitation

11 July 2017 - 12:15am
Press release

 

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Responding to the recommendations made in the Matthew Taylor Review on Modern Employment, Owen Espley Labour Rights campaigner at War on Want said:

“Matthew Taylor’s recommendations are toothless and will do little to end the exploitation and abuse of workers. For the most marginalised, women and migrant workers, who are treated as commodities not human beings, this report is a missed opportunity to end the unfair employment practices that blight their lives.

“A decent society is one where workers can claim basic rights without the fear of losing future work. The Government must dither no longer, and act now to end precarious contracts. There’s nothing modern about exploitation.“

Notes to editors:

For more information and interviews contact Liz McKean on +44 7983 550 728

War on Want’s Stand With Migrant Workers: End Precarious Contracts campaign seeks equal rights for migrant and precarious workers. It calls for the right to work regardless of immigration status, equal social and labour rights for all workers, and an end to precarious contracts.

For more info:  www.waronwant.org/StandWithMigrantWorkers.  

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