2 October 2011

Will making it easier to sack staff create jobs?

The simple answer is no.

I posted earlier in the year for my good friend Phil B-C on his blog when the Coalition spin doctors first floated the plans - and it was subsequently picked up by the mighty Socialist Unity.

Now, Chancellor Osborne has confirmed - to Murdoch's anti-worker Sun Newspaper no less - that the government will make it impossible for anyone dismissed unfairly to pursue justice unless they have been employed for at least two years.

My original post is still relevant. As I said then:

THERE IS NO STATISTICAL OR SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY ANY ORGANISATION THAT MAKING IT EASIER TO SACK PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING TO CREATE A SINGLE JOB.

I feel virtually compelled to take to the streets with a megaphone shouting this repetitively until they lock me up.

Apart from anecdotal waffle from the marginal and unrepresentative Confederation of British Industry that this will somehow instill "confidence" to "hire" new staff, there is no structural basis whatsoever to show that making it easier to sack people will assist the economy towards growth. In fact it is likely the opposite is true, and this will take confidence out of the economy as workers become more fearful of losing their jobs.

The move to tear up employment rights is purely and simple class warfare and pandering to the most basest and degenerate Conservative Party rump instincts.

Instead of giving bosses "confidence", in reality this move is another attempt to stop people protesting and trying to fight back as the profit system eats itself and the top bosses engorge themselves ever further. This move will actually hasten the downward spiral of the capitalist system itself as workers feel even less secure to spend money in shops or invest in homes and property.

The Tory party is doing more to destroy capitalist society than any revolutionary political group or terrorist organisation.

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