A LABOUR government would “smash the Sports Direct model of employment for ever and a day,” shadow trade unions minister Ian Lavery stormed yesterday.
Mr Lavery told a fringe meeting organised by the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom and Institute of Employment Rights (IER) that Labour would scrap zero-hours contracts.
And he pledged full support for the IER’s Manifesto for Labour Law.
But Mr Lavery said: “We shouldn’t be complacent — we didn’t win the battle against the Tory Trade Union Act,” despite “not insignificant concessions.”
And workers are already suffering under the Tories’ assault, Labour Party NEC member Andi Fox said.
Bringing in tribunal fees in 2013 was “a thinly disguised and systematic attack on workers” that had caused a 70 per cent drop in cases, she said.