Hiring and firing rules were liberalised and Wage Councils
, bar one, were abolished.
The pay for higher proportions of part-timers was determined by wage councils
He also called for the creation of wage councils
to cover more than nine million workers in hospitality, retail and social care.
At the heart of this will be the reintroduction of wage councils
- a forum for bosses, unions, workers and the Government - to agree pay, terms and conditions.
This should include stronger collective bargaining rights, modern wage councils
to ensure that pay increases follow productivity gains, and worker representation on remuneration committees to bring back a bit of reality to boardroom pay.
Even Margaret Thatcher, who set about dismantling Britain's other wage councils
, accepted that rural workers needed unique protection.
He said research had shown that such a rate was less than what those workers would have been paid if the wage councils
, which were abolished by the Conservatives, had been allowed to continue.
On reintroducing wage councils
- July 2016 "I think there's a real case for reinventing modern wage councils
, operating sector by sector, looking at the specific terms and conditions in individual sectors and arguing for better terms and wages for workers in those sectors.
Before the morning is out on day one of a new government, it should set up wage councils
to raise the pay of the men and women of our country.