- We will make sure employees have a voice when executive pay is set by requiring employee representation on remuneration committees.
- Raise the National Minimum Wage to more than £8 an hour by October 2019.
- Give local authorities a role in strengthening enforcement against those paying less than the National Minimum Wage.
- Support employers to pay more than the National Minimum Wage by using government procurement to promote the Living Wage, alongside wider social impact considerations.
- Make Work Pay contracts will give tax rebates to businesses who sign up to paying the Living Wage in the first year of a Labour Government.
- Publicly listed companies will be required to report on whether or not they pay the Living Wage.
Zero hours contracts
- Ban exploitative zero-hours contracts.
- Those who work regular hours for more than 12 weeks will have a right to a regular contract.
- Abolish the loophole that allows firms to undercut permanent staff by using agency workers on lower pay.
- Abolish the employment tribunal fee system as part of wider reforms to make sure that affordability is not a barrier to workers having proper access to justice, employers get a quicker resolution, and the costs to the tax payer do not rise.
Skills and training
- Tackle the growth of unpaid internships.
- Introduce a Compulsory Jobs Guarantee, paid for by a bank bonus tax. It will provide a paid starter job for every young person unemployed for over a year, a job which they will have to take or lose benefits.
- Guarantee every school leaver that gets the grades an apprenticeship.
- Create thousands more apprenticeships in the public sector, including the civil service.
- Every firm getting a major government contract, and every large employer hiring skilled workers from outside the EU, will be required to offer apprenticeships.
- Re-focus existing spending away from low-level apprenticeships for older people, and towards a system where apprenticeships are focused on new job entrants, lasting at least two years, and providing level three qualifications or above.
- Make sure that apprenticeships can lead to higher level qualifications by creating new Technical Degrees and supporting part-time study. They will be co-funded, co-designed and co-delivered by employers and they will be the priority for expansion within our university system.
- Replace out of work benefits for 18 to 21-year-olds with a new Youth Allowance dependent on recipients being in training and targeted at those who need it most.
- Consider how to support employee buy-outs when businesses are being sold.
- Safeguard the public interest in the Royal Mail, supporting the creation of a staff-led trust for the employee share, and keeping the remaining 30 per cent in public ownership.
- Reverse the 50p tax cut.
- Not increase the basic or higher rates of Income Tax and National Insurance.
- Abolish non dom status.
- Restrict tax relief on pension contributions for the highest earners.
- Bear down on disguised employment.
- Extend free childcare from 15 to 25 hours for working parents of three and four-year-olds, and ensure all primary schools guarantee access to wraparound childcare from 8am to 6pm.
- Double paternity leave from two to four weeks.
- Increase paternity pay by more than £100 a week.
Public sector jobs
- Recruit an additional 1,000 borders staff.
- Recruit 5,000 new home-care workers – a new arm of the NHS – to help care for those with the greatest needs at home.
- Recruit 8,000 more GPs, 20,000 more nurses and 3,000 more midwives.
- Will go further in reducing discrimination against women, requiring large companies to publish their gender pay gap and strengthening the law against maternity discrimination.
- Where there is evidence more progress is needed, we will enforce the relevant provisions within the Equality Act.
- Establish a comprehensive race equality strategy to break down the barriers still faced by black and minority ethnic communities.
- Build on history of championing LGBT rights, tackling homophobia with tougher laws at home and greater engagement abroad.
- Protect the Human Rights Act.
- Introduce legislation to make discrimination against members of our Armed Forces illegal.
- Appoint a Global Envoy for Religious Freedom, and establish a multi-faith advisory council on religious freedom within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- Appoint an International LGBT Rights Envoy to promote respect for the human rights of LGBT people, and work towards the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide.
- Push up standards and boost productivity by implementing the commitments in Labour’s Workplace and Business manifestos.
- Ban recruitment agencies from hiring only from overseas and crack down on rogue agencies by extending the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority where there is evidence of abuse.
- People working in public services, in public facing roles, will be required to speak English.
…. and if you're still not convinced, they will also end the badger cull!