Jeremy Corbyn warns that a vote for Boris Johnson’s Tories will strip workers of their tea breaks and bank holidays and force them on to zero-hours contracts and Labour stands shoulder to shoulder with ASDA workers facing the sack for refusing to sign spanking new contracts.
And Labour is going after the bad bosses because they know whose side they’re on, the side of the workers but Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are on the side of bad bosses like ASDA who cut holiday days, end flexibility for workers and make other cuts to terms and conditions.
Supposedly Labour will put wealth and power in the hands of the many in our country, not the elite few after union bosses claim that 12,000 ASDA workers face the sack after declining to sign brand-new contracts.
Jeremy Corbyn warned that if the Tories get back in workers would increasingly suffer under contracts like those inflicted by the US-owned chain, operated by parent company Walmart and his criticisms came after ASDA declared a seven-day delay on Friday to the deadline for workers to sign the contracts.
Nevertheless, the firm, which doesn’t use zero-hours contracts and does pay the national living wage, stated that anyone returning would do so under its new arrangements.
The GMB stated that thousands of ASDA’s 12,000 hourly-paid workers have been pressured into signing the new contracts, which improve flexibility and could mean short-notice changes.
This 11th-hour stay kicks the can down the road for ASDA workers who are unable to sign this punishing new contract and they now face the likelihood of being fired.
Under the terms of the new contract ASDA will make an £80 million investment to boost the pay of over 100,000 of their colleagues to £9 per hour, and in April will see a further pay rise of £9.18 as well as protecting the enhanced ASDA package which includes an annual gratuity.
And despite widespread commitment throughout the process, there continues to be some misinformation from outside parties to their colleagues, and this is why they’ve given the 330 colleagues who are still uncertain a little more time to sign-up.
And whilst the large preponderance of their colleagues have chosen to sign the contract, ASDA has said they don’t want anyone to leave as a result of the significant change and that they’ve worked extensively with them and union representatives to understand and discuss concerns.
And ASDA has said that the contract is about fairness for all their colleagues and moves them in line with their rivals and whilst retail as a whole is under pressure, they will do all they can to ensure they have a sustainable business for their customers, their colleagues and the communities they serve.
The party has further criticised US-owned Amazon for exploiting its workers in giant warehouses and Labour has promised to ban zero-hours contracts and introduce a £10 minimum salary for all workers.
At a campaign gathering in Swindon, Wiltshire, Jeremy Corbyn also stated a majority for Boris Johnson’s Tories would expedite an NHS sell-off through more intimate relations with Donald Trump’s US regime.
And that since Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister, there’s already been at least six high-level meetings between British officials and pharmaceutical companies in the USA. So, why would there be a meeting? And what would they be discussing?
Donald Trump and the US ambassador and others have stated frequently that any trade deal with Britain would require their access to the British healthcare market which should make us profoundly suspicious.
And a million people are waiting for social care and in our NHS 34,000 nurse positions are waiting to be filled and some doctors are under unimaginable levels of pressure and the longest waiting times for operations in the antiquity of the NHS, however, none of this is necessary because all of this is a result of the austerity brought in, in 2010.
And you can see how this is becoming a reality with ASDA workers because they’re all getting cheated by this shocking employment market.
ASDA is controlled by US giant Walmart who want to force its 12,000 UK employees to sign new contracts, removing lunchtime pay and special rates for Sundays and Bank Holidays et cetera and anyone declining to sign will be fired.
So, why on earth would anyone trust the Tories with workers rights? Not only have they always voted against the introduction of every single working right we have, but they’ve also spent the last 40 years unwaveringly hacking away at the rights we do have.
Only last year they attempted to make victims of workplace bullying and wrongful dismissal pay £3,000 to take their employer to a tribunal, effectively giving bad employers carte blanch to abuse workers.
And they’ve made the social safety net so harsh and inadequate on purpose so that people dare not quit no matter how they’re treated at work.
They’ve enacted against Trade Unions and made striking illegal in virtually all circumstances and several of Boris Johnson’s cabinet have lauded Brexit as a glorious opportunity to deregulate employment.
With Pritti Patel and Dominic Raab who penned a book about how to scrap workers rights and called British workers the most inactive in the world and that they were too spoiled, so is that who you trust with your working rights?
And the Tory government will not retain to the European Rights Charter in the UK law after Brexit which implies they will have you by the short and curlies as a worker and they’ll be able to punish people on disability more.
The Tories are just destructive and perhaps next they’ll close all the schools in poor neighbourhoods and turn them into workhouses, after turning all the hospitals over to Donald Trump.
Perhaps they’ll double tax for zero-hour workers and trash taxes for the millionaires and make people work till they’re 90 years old and it’s going to get especially bad when Boris Johnson wins and Jeremy Corbyn might not be the most suitable option but on the other hand, he might just end up being our protector.
The election is about the next four years and Brexit will get done no matter what party wins and the Tories have been crippling and hurting the NHS for ten years while they’ve been in control and they WILL go for the kill if they win and they’ll deep more suffering on the public and then ask you to praise them for the privilege.
This is terrifying news for the feeble workers and which will no doubt be accompanied by no meal breaks at all with holiday pay being cut and Union Leaders took out and whipped every day.
But we should also bear in mind that this kind of scaremongering by the media is bad for people’s mental health because every mind matters and Boris Johnson is a bonking idiot because he couldn’t run a bath, let alone a country.
And here’s what the Tories don’t tell you with their visions of a mythical New Jerusalem built here, post-Brexit, in England’s green and pleasant land, yeah right, that will have to be paid for in hard cash.
Newton’s Third Law of Motions demonstrates there’s no such thing as a free lunch, someone always has to pay, so connect the dots and figure out who’s lined up to pay for their extraordinary adventure, why, you of course and some ideas are so absurd that only stupids can believe them.
Everything in life has to be paid for by the people, so Labour can promise whatever they like that appears beneficial to the people but we will still have to pay for it in one way or another because nothing is free.
Yet the government whether it be Conservative or Labour attempt to bribe the people, they attempted to bribe the students, then the nurses, now low paid workers, who’re next?
And then forced pay increases come back right to the door of the consumers via petrol, gas, electric, food and clothes, so let’s just say everything that we require for living but never has the government addressed the real problems in the United Kingdom, yet they’re thrilled to give our money away free all over the world.
And ultimately workers will be stripped of their rights and we’ll be back to Victorian standards in a heartbeat, just as Margaret Thatcher intended, so it’s all coming together beautifully for them now.
And we should be sick to death of Torie’s victimising sick families as they attempt to quietly cull our population and I wonder how many homeless people will die this winter? All because of the Tory cuts and the harsh benefits system.
The Conservatives and their voters are brutal, ruthless and apathetic people who have turned their backs on the sick and disabled, the proof is there for all to see with more Conservative murder in a seemingly caring society.
And who would have thought we’d have over 2,000 food banks, hundreds of zero-contract hours, families stuck on Universal Credit and big companies now forcing contracts that are more damaging than their current ones?
We are being indoctrinated by a Tory government and we’re like rodents stuck in a cage and austerity is staying and Boris Johnson and his playmates are getting fatter on the back of the poorest in society and in the end, your retirement present will be a coffin, if you make it that far, or even if pension still exists by then.
And now that food banks are here, they’ve become part of normal society, so now that it’s normal, maybe we should have our loyal MPs eat from them on a daily basis, instead of the subsidised food they get from the House of Commons restaurant and bars because food banks are degrading and they should try standing in one.
We need to build more houses so that we can resolve the housing crisis and to support the homeless. We need to find more money for the NHS, to help the overburdened and underpaid doctors and nurses.
This is all true, but where do we get this money from? Well, it will, of course, all come from the taxpayer and whoever gets to become the next Prime Minister will promise us everything they think we want to hear and that’s excellent but it will still all come from the taxpayers pocket.