The Trades Union Congress (TUC) have published a research paper outlining an action plan to reform labour market enforcement.
They claim that ‘significant reforms are needed to make sure that all workers (and especially low paid, insecure workers) have a viable route to enforce their basic workplace rights’.
They claim the ‘scale and nature of non-compliance in the labour market is staggering’.
The report outlines a number of concerns:
Non-compliance with national minimum wage rates is rife. The Low Pay Commission estimates that over 420,000 workers received less than the minimum wage in April 2019 before the pandemic.
Recent TUC analysis revealed that 2 million workers are not receiving their legal entitlement to holiday pay, missing out on £3.1bn per year.
It’s been estimated that there could be at least 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK victims of modern slavery in the UK. Modern slavery is the severe exploitation of other people for personal and commercial gain.
For the report: