Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has told ITV News it is "extraordinary" that the Government is making things "easier" for businesses to dismiss staff.
The Labour MP said: "Our economy hasn't grown for three consecutive quarters."
He added: "It is extraordinary that the thing this government thinks it should be doing is making it easier to fire people as opposed to hire people and that is why watering down people's rights at work is really a distraction."
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