Boy George promises to cut employment rights
No more Tupe, limits for discrimination cases
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is asking employers to get in touch over plans to reform employment law.
First in the Coalition sights for reform is discrimination legislation, where the government fears businesses are settling even when faced with weak cases because compensation is theoretically unlimited.
Osborne also wants to hear what people think of Tupe rules – under which employees' rights are maintained if their department or company is sold.
Tupe rules cover how staff are usually protected when jobs are outsourced from a government department to a private company.
The Coalition also wants to hear your views on collective redundancy – specifically the need for 90 days consultation.
Next week there will be another consultation on parental leave.
The press release is here. ®
I'll give you an opinion...
As an RBSer who's just about to be given the boot:
The government should not bail out companies with tax payer's money and then allow them to make tax payers redundant, in prefrence for cheaper offshore jobs.
Also, this doesn't directly affect me, but:
TUPE needs to include pension undertakings as well, rather than being watered down. That way you can't outsource your voice/data/video networks for a 'global upgrade' when you intend to cease the deal down the line and re-employ all your old staff, just with shittier pensions.
I wouldn't put anything past them, but
"TUPE. These rules implement a European directive" - I don't expect they can touch that, can they?
It's the one about how you actually can't sell your workforce into slavery and then lease them back at a tenth of the cost.
Why not just bring back workhouse George
Why not just bring back workhouse George and outsource its operation to Foxconn. It could be "staffed" by disability living allowance "scroungers" who because of their life limiting conditions can't actually work and be forced to make iPhones or something.
It will be cheaper than the current Chinese labour used and you could give all "hard-working Conservative voter families" a free iPhone if they keep you in power with free upgrades at every election. It will be good for the economy as once the plebs have tried the iPhone, they will never go back to a Nokia and Apple updates them every year yet you only hold elections what every 4-6 years or something? You'll be kinda like a drug dealer giving the first hit free and all the tax income you make from 4-6 years of iPhone upgrades and app sales will more than cover the cost of all the free phones and solve the budget deficit.
It's a good policy George, you can have it on the house!
Yes! Managed to slag off the Torries, Foxconn and Apple and even throw in some Daily Mail style headlines all in one comment! If only it was actually relevant to the story in question!