Chuka Umunna MP, Labour's Shadow Business Secretary, commenting ahead of an expected announcement by Vince Cable on employment law, said:
"Ministers should be making it easier to hire, not easier to fire people. We are in a double dip recession due to this Government’s failed economic policies, not because of the protections people have at work. Instead of adopting a credible plan for growth, this Government is attacking rights of every employee in this country.
"Sacrificing people’s rights at work is not the way to bolster consumer confidence and get our economy moving again."