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Updated: Workers on boards: the forward march of labour halted yet again

Theresa May has watered down her commitment to worker representation

By Gavin Kelly  

Theresa May ©Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

When Theresa May launched her bid to become party leader and Prime Minister she pledged to ensure workers sit on company boards. In doing so she certainly had an eye for political symbolism. A Conservative leader making clear her desire to put some power in the hands of ordinary workers seemed to touch a chord with a public railing against a so-called out of touch elite.

Whether the Prime Minister had a clear understanding of the…

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