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Protecting workers' rights...

On 14 Jun 2016 at 6:44pm Clifford wrote:
Corbyn tells us it's important to stay in the EU because it protects workers' rights in the UK. Which is presumably why workers in France are striking and demonstrating against the 'socialist' government's attempts to remove many of their rights. Presumably the EU will be telling the government to stop its 'reforms'.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 7:39pm Zero hours contract wrote:
What rights, I have none...
On 14 Jun 2016 at 8:03pm Greek unemployed wrote:
What rights, I have none...
On 14 Jun 2016 at 9:20pm pn wrote:
France is trying to do something about its persistently high unemployment and poor growth by getting close to UK and Scandinavian employment practices . It currently enjoys rights far beyond anything here, famously so in fact. The EU has tried to move the UK`s somewhat Anglo Saxon environment close to the Euro norm but has always been met with fierce resistance in the UK
Quite how giving would be architects of “dynamic and flexible “ economy … sick of Euro” Red Tape “ a free rein , will help workers, defeats me .The Brexit campaign are currently offering Employers a vast saving on notional costs like “Maternity Leave” and “Statutory Holidays “. ( See Mary Creagh on Andrew Neill for a scalpel job on the idiot Chris Grayling ).
BTW - the Brexit advert. Amongst the outrageous lies was the claim we could spend £350m extra per week on the NHS …? Our total net EU contributions are £8bn . That would be about a 1% increase in total state spending …. but that’s still not the truth . The truth ( as per Institute of Fiscal Studies )is a . £40bn revenue black hole due to our DIY recession. That will be felt in public sector job losses and cuts, no doubt a few right here .
On 14 Jun 2016 at 9:58pm Plebian wrote:
Well, Angela is very keen to give the Turks the right to work in Europe. What could possibly go wrong?
On 14 Jun 2016 at 10:36pm 1984 wrote:
Another day another PN lie.
* The 52 weeks of statutory maternity leave in the UK is considerably longer than the 14 weeks guaranteed by EU law.
* Workers in the UK are entitled to five weeks and three days of paid holiday a year (including public holidays). The Working Time Regulations of 1998 guarantee only four weeks of paid leave as a European minimum.
For 35 years before joining the EU, the UK had legislation on paid holidays.
* BBC fact check
Dennis Skinner said himself these laws would never be able to be got rid of and no government in their right mind would attempt to do it.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 11:12pm Shiney ring wrote:
look at who is pushing and funding Brexit,it ain't the Carl Marx appreciation society..
On 14 Jun 2016 at 11:22pm Clifford wrote:
PN, who is constantly on here telling us it is all the fault of the workers (the Southern Rail debacle being the most recent example), says we should remain in the EU to protect workers' rights. Who said irony is dead?
On 15 Jun 2016 at 8:38am pn wrote:
1984 – Not the point - The savings that Brexit have included in their calculation of savings employers will make include abandoning these benefits entirely . We could not do this under EU law but we soon will be able to. If it is not the intention to do any such thing then the figures are lies ,( like the NHDS TV advert an absolutely outrageous lie )
Clifford I don`t blame the RMT for striking or conducting their organised sick day campaign. I would. The story was that it was Southern Rail who had brought the network to a halt by banning overtime and it simply not true.
The action is superficially about re designating conductors a supervisors but in fact this is one of the recommendation of the Mc Nulty Report 2011 and it will lead to a reduction of staff with ticket sales going online more and safety reflecting up to date practice around the world . Govia Thames link deal with the DFT is that they do as they are told and only implement the changes so this is the government looking for modernisation. It seems to me likely that this will be progressed piece meal around the country to avoid confrontation as much as possible . That’s why Southern will not lose the Franchise
I don`t quite know how I feel about this. It’s a defence of Spanish practices inflated wages and costs , these costs are paid by the commuter but also out of taxation by everyone else ( and it is the poor subsidising the relatively well off ) . On the other hand I feel; terribly sorry for anyone facing this situation having been though myself .
I have puzzled a lot about how to protect people and yet have an economy that works. I don`t have an answer
On 15 Jun 2016 at 7:30pm Labour Party member wrote:
The Referendum is a PERSONAL vote, according to your own opinion, and you should not follow the line of any party. As a working man (as opposed to an idler or in a gravy train "post" ) I will be voting to LEAVE.

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