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Independence Crucial for Workers Rights

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SNP MP Angela Crawley will today (Tuesday 6th September) lead a debate in Westminster on the merits of Scotland gaining control of employment law.  

The debate follows the UK government’s failure to commit to an Employment Bill in this year’s Queen’s speech. 

The Lanark and Hamilton East MP will use the debate to expose Westminster’s appalling track record on workers’ rights and say that it is only by employment laws coming to Holyrood – that we can improve employment law and protect workers rights in Scotland.

Commenting, Angela Crawley MP said: 

“The Westminster Tory Government has a poor track record when it comes to protecting workers’ rights and lifting people in work out of poverty. 

“It has had multiple chances to do the right thing and bring in an Employment Bill and it has refused to do so, making it clear that the only way we can enhance worker’s rights and tackle in-work poverty in Scotland is by ensuring full employment powers rest with the Scottish Government.

“That is made all the more crucial now with the emergence of a Liz Truss government intent on stripping protections and power away from unions while undermining workers and industrial action.

“Independence would allow Scotland to go even further and create fairer workplaces, increase wages, reduce insecure work and fundamentally, tackle in work poverty head on.” 

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