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EMPLOYMENT LAW REFORM: A power shift in employment relations

10 February 2012  

2012 could mark the end of 40 years of growth in employees’ rights if the coalition government has its way, warn Richard Kenyon and Angus Ackroyd

In his speech to the Engineering Employers’ Federation on reforming employment relations on 23 November 2011, the business secretary, Vince Cable, stated that ‘The willingness to speak truth to power is more important than it has ever been’. It is a little unclear from the context whether he is the speaker of truth or the holder of power, but the essential message was that the current balance of employment rights is an impediment to economic growth and should therefore be the object of ‘comprehensive review’ and ‘radical reform’.



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