Labour fury: 40 staff told contracts end just after xmas – ‘So much for worker’s rights!’


Around 40 members of staff have been informed that their fixed-term contracts will not be renewed, Politics Home report. It is reported many were “left in tears” after being told the bad news. Social media users have hit out at Jeremy Corbyn’s party for axing the jobs just before Christmas, with one person branding Labour “the real nasty party”.

Politics Home editor Kevin Schofield wrote on Twitter: “Around 40 Labour party staff on fixed-term contracts have been informed this morning that they won’t be renewed when they run out at the end of December.

“Some were left in tears after being told. One says: ‘Merry Christmas.’”

In response to the news, one person said: “Corbyn says he stands against bad bosses exploiting short term contracts to treat their staff like dirt… what the party he leads actually does, however… #LabourLies.”

Another user wrote: “Fixed term contracts. So much for workers rights.”

A third appeared to mock the Labour leader by turning one of Mr Corbyn’s slogans round on its head.

They wrote: “For the few, not the many”.

Another person criticised Labour for informing them just before Christmas.

They wrote: Always nice to be given the boot before Christmas, you can rely on Labour for some good cheer during the festive period, throw another blue collar worker on the fire old chap.”

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Another person agreed and said: “I’ve been on the other end of this, and although it’s never nice to tell someone they are no longer needed, the whole point of a FTC is that there is an EXPECTATION they won’t be needed thereafter.”

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Others suggested the employees had been taken on in the lead up to the general election, but this is just speculation and has not been confirmed.

It comes after the Labour Party’s manifesto promised a dramatic shift in worker’s rights.

Mr Corbyn has pledged to increase the minimum wage from £8.21 to £10 for all workers over 16 years old.

Labour would also introduce “inclusive ownership funds” that would take 10 per cent of shares in every big British company and hand them to workers over a decade.

The party also pledge to reduce average full-time weekly working hours to 32 across the economy within a decade, with no loss of pay.

Express.co.uk has contacted the Labour Party for a comment.



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