PLEASE SIGN THE EQUALITY AND EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS DECLARATION

 
THE IMPORTANCE OF RIGHTS
  • UK equality and employment laws have made a major contribution to improving the quality of life in the UK during the last half century - from maternity leave and paid holidays to the right not to be dismissed for the colour of your skin.  
  • Research indicates that strong employment law protection is more conducive to productivity, competitiveness, and economic growth, than low levels of protection.
  • UK workers have fewer employment protections than the majority of their EU counter-parts. We believe these protections should be strengthened, not stripped away. 

    THE THREAT 

    Equality and workers’ rights in the UK have been hard-won over many generations - and enacted under governments of different political colours - but are now under serious threat.

    For more information on UK equality and workers' rights and the threat to them, and on the research referred to above, please see our Equality and Employment Rights Briefing
DECLARATION OF EQUALITY AND WORKERS' RIGHTS
1. There should be no reduction in the current levels of UK employment and equality rights and protections.

2. Employment and equality rights and protections should be improved now and in the future so that they are and remain at least equal to those enjoyed in other countries.

3. Enforcement should be strengthened – including through improving access to legal representation– so that individuals are able to enforce their rights regardless of their income.

4. A rising floor of equality and workers’ rights and protections (which remains at least equal to those in place in other European countries) should be considered a fundamental right; and should be subject to a constitutional lock.
While details would need to be debated and decided, this lock might, for example, entail that reducing rights below this floor requires a two thirds majority in the House of Commons.

SIGNING-UP TO THE DECLARATION
As part of this non-party political campaign, local, national, and international campaigns, charities and other groups, and individuals, are being invited to give their support to the above declaration. To add your name or the name of your group, please fill-in the form(s) below. If you would like further information first, please email PIRU's chairperson at Equalityrightscampaign@outlook.com.
If, for whatever reason, your group or organisation decides to withdraw its support from the above declaration, please let us know at the aforementioned email address and we will remove the name. 

PLEASE CLICK "DONE" AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE WHEN YOU ARE DONE. THANKS FOR HELP.

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* 1. Groups and organisations
Please write the following in the box below if your group or organisation wants to support the declaration above:

  • The name of your group or organisation; and
  • A contact email (with contact person if possible) for your group or organisation. 

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* 2. Individuals
Please write your name and a contact email in the box below if you would like to add your individual support to the declaration. Please also state whether or not you want your name to be included in the public list of individuals and groups supporting the declaration.
Feel free to include more than one name, as long as there is a contact email for each name.

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