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Priti to slash employment rights post Brexit.

On 22 May 2016 at 12:24am Brexit`s Hidden Agenda. wrote:
Leading Pro Bexit MP Priti Patel in her speech to The Institute of Directors has argued that leaving the EU would be an opportunity to cut EU social and employment law.In her speech, Ms Patel said: “If we could just halve the burdens of the EU social and employment legislation we could deliver a £4.3 billion boost to our economy and 60,000 new jobs.”
This is what is waiting for us if we choose Brexit.Michael Ford QC’s legal opinion suggests that, based on past history and extant policy documents, the workers’ rights most vulnerable to repeal are:Collective consultation, including the right for workers’ representatives to be consulted if major changes are planned that will change people’s jobs or result in redundancies (as have been used in recent major announcements in the steel industry).
Working time rules, including limits on working hours and rules on the amount of holiday pay a workers is entitled to.
EU-derived health and safety regulations.
Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE), i.e. the EU-derived protections to the terms and conditions of workers at an organisation or service that is transferred or outsourced to a new employer.
Protections for agency workers and other ‘atypical’ workers, such as part-time workers.
Current levels of compensation for discrimination of all kinds, including equal pay awards and age discrimination.

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On 22 May 2016 at 7:30am Remainer wrote:
Nothing more to add to this. Just appalled at the thought of having the likes of the full on neo-liberal right wing of the Conservative party in charge of the country. We can forget any decent labour conditions and kiss goodbye to the NHS. Reckon that our farmers will get a terrible shock too.
On 22 May 2016 at 10:05am Farmer Giles of Hamsey wrote:
Well yes I do vote conservative but....those subsidies are handy with the school fees. Yes, good chap that Cameron...
On 22 May 2016 at 10:39am Mavis wrote:
Ever consider why there are hardly any full time permanent jobs compared to zero hour contracts ? It's because employers do not want to have to pay all the hidden extras imposed on full timers !! You can't have your cake AND eat it!
On 22 May 2016 at 10:48am leave wrote:
If you knew anything about parliament you would know that EU employment rights that have been around since 1973 have been written into UK law and cannot be repealed easily or quickly nor would any government be able to without rightful condemnation.
It is simply the argument of an ignorant child to suggest that you would rather give away the entire democratic foundations of our parliamentary sovereignty because you are scare of a 'right wing' government coming into power.

On 23 May 2016 at 2:12pm Working time wrote:
Scrapping the EU working time directive is wheeled out a lot as a terrible thing that would happen if we vote leave but in my entire working life I've never had a job where I didn't sign an opt-out from it before I started, or indeed a job that was under 40 hours per week. It's only one thing but it is an example of a completely meaningless EU directive that has no effect whatsoever on the British workforce but costs companies in administration costs.
On 23 May 2016 at 2:32pm worker wrote:
We need to get rid of all this EU stuff which is holding business back .we never had no maternity pay when I was young.Its making us soft.

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