12:28pm Tuesday 13th May 2014 in Letters
IT COMES as no surprise that those “champions of the working class” in the Labour Party have once again acted in a manner which tramples on the rights of workers in Wales. In a recent debate in Cardiff Bay, First Minister Carwyn Jones was challenged by Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood to rule out Labour joining with the Conservatives to prevent a ban on zero-hours contracts in Wales, and refused.
Meanwhile, many of our workers are left without any security in their jobs an unacceptable state of affairs in any civilised country.
Surely it is time that the First Minister realised that zero hours contracts “which he does not have to experience” are detrimental to the people who labour under them – or not, if the work does not come through.
I am reminded of what we all know happened in the 1920s and 1930s.
People then would go out not knowing whether there would be work for them that day, and for us to be once more in that situation is nothing short of disgusting.
Glanmor Bowen-Knight Tredegar
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