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Prospect and the PCS have held initial talks with Maximus, the US company appointed by the government to take over a controversial £500m contract to assess benefit claimants on their fitness to work.
A proposed government ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts will fail to deal with the widespread abuse of these and similar contracts.
Government amendments to the collective redundancies and transfer of undertakings regulations, better known as the TUPE regulations, “make privatisation cheaper and easier at the expense of workers and worsen terms and conditions and pay”, said Gordon McNab (Air Traffic Systems Specialists).
Delegates reaffirmed Prospect’s political neutrality by rejecting a call for the national executive committee to survey prospective parliamentary candidates on legal changes affecting workers’ rights.
The spectre and inequity of zero hours contracts was the subject of a passionate discussion at the Prospect conference on Wednesday afternoon, where delegates debated whether they should be banned outright or not.