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Election 2015: What’s at stake for work, pay and unions?

10/2/15

Briefing

Guides to the 2015 General Election

As part of our election programme Class are publishing a series of election guides that seek to highlight what is at stake for working people on a range of policy issues. All guides have the same structure – an outline of the current problems, policies that could tackle them, what the parties are offering voters, and an analysis of what’s at stake at the General Election.

Work, pay and trade unions

This guide outlines the scale of the fall in living standards since 2008, the explosion of low-wage, insecure work and how working people and their unions have seen their rights attacked. By explaining the link between strong trade unions, widespread collective bargaining and lower inequality the pamphlet suggests short and long term policy interventions that would improve the living standards of working people and begin to steer the economy in a more equitable direction with collective bargaining at its core.

Factsheet: Policy priorities for the next government

To read all the information in brief, simply download our short policy priorities factsheet.

 

This guide has been produced in association with the Institute of Employment Rights.

The views, policy proposals and comments on this site do not represent the collective views of Class but only the views of the authors.

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