The Conservative government, 2015 - 2019

After a 5 year offensive by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition, the Tories were re-elected with a majority. This timeline documents the damage done to workers rights under this government.

2015-05-11 07:39:26

Conservatives press ahead with attack on right to strike

New business secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed there will be “significant changes” to strike laws under the new Conservative government.

2015-05-12 07:39:26

Cameron reveals new cabinet

The first all-Tory cabinet in 18 years has been selected and assembled, with cutting benefits being named as their top priority.

2015-05-20 09:44:41

Tories plan to seize migrant workers’ wages

The police will have powers to seize the wages of undocumented workers, in plans to be unveiled in the Queen’s Speech next Thursday.

2015-05-26 23:11:48

One in five academics on casual contracts struggle to get by

"Harsh reality" of working in academia today.

2015-05-27 13:41:45

Snooper's charter will extend powers of security services

Is it any accident that that only governmental department to expand is security?

2015-05-27 23:11:48

Ban on exclusivity clauses in ZHCs comes into force

The provision contained in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, has finally come into force.

2015-05-28 12:50:49

The Queen's Speech

The first Queen’s speech of the Conservative government has been given. Cameron said his legislative programme would mean “wherever you live, you can have the chance of a good education, a decent job, a home of your own and the peace of mind that comes from being able to raise a family and enjoy a secure retirement”, yet his proposals show he’s intent on achieving anything but.

2015-05-29 01:47:22

7 Day NHS will be built on the backs of its workers

Benefits such as unsocial hours payments will be cut, according to the Department of Health.

2015-06-02 06:51:20

NHS in workforce crisis

The NHS has announced it is considering creating a new category of nurse, as agency staff bill soars.

2015-06-02 06:51:20

All failing schools to become academies

The Education and Adoption Bill will see up to 1,000 schools in England turned into academies, regardless of popular opinion.

The Conservative government, 2015 - 2019

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