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CMI: slow progress for workers’ rights has prompted Conservatives to up the ante

In response to Theresa May’s announcement on new employee rights, Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), argues that slow progress for workers’ rights has prompted the Conservatives to up the ante.

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, said:

“We know that giving workers greater job flexibility can help build trust and boost workplace productivity. Allowing people to take time off to work can undoubtedly help those who need to care for family members. And although it is best when employers extend these rights voluntarily, the slow progress of some in this area has clearly prompted the Conservatives to up the ante.

“Rebuilding trust in business and promoting a more responsible capitalism are understandably high on the political agenda. Measures that actively improve the quality of work and boosting workers’ rights will be a key first step in this area.”