UKIP are accused by the Union of wanting to victimise workers by scrapping legislation protecting working hours, holidays, overtime, redundancy and sick pay.
The Union claims that UKIP want to undermine the NHS and sneak in privatisation.
They say that UKIP policy scrapping discrimination protection would “plunge women back to facing sexual harassment and discrimination on jobs and pay”.
We asked the General Secretary of the Union why the leaflet had been produced. Pat Harrington told us:
“UKIP are riding high in the polls because of opposition to the EU. People are not aware of their policies attacking the rights of employees, however. There has been very little real examination of their policies beyond opposition to the EU. We think people need to know what they stand for. We don’t think people should sign a blank cheque. What UKIP stand for is the abolition of many hard fought for rights which protect employees from exploitation, victimisation and harassment”.
- You can obtain fifty of the leaflets by sending a book of second class stamps to: Pat Harrington, Room 407, 12 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1DD. For details of obtaining larger quantities email: firstname.lastname@example.org