Workers’ rights enshrined in European Union law could come under attack following a Brexit vote, the Trades Union Congress has warned, as it sought to shore up support among union members for staying inside the 28-country bloc.
Many rights accumulated over decades, including paid annual leave, time off for antenatal appointments and fair treatment for part-time workers, are “used every day by millions of workers”, the TUC said. But if the UK votes to leave the EU, “no one can say what will happen to these rights”.(1)
THE CASE FOR A #FREEBRITAIN
Just to dispel a few myths:
1. Paid holiday leave - EU legislation 4 weeks. UK 5.6 weeks.
2.Maternity leave- EU 14 weeks. UK 52 weeks.
3. Maternity pay- EU no minimum pay. UK 90% for 6 weeks then £140 for 33 weeks.
4. Equal pay- This was law in 1970 before the UK joined the EU.
5. Wages- The EU has no minimum wage unlike the UK and we have one of the highest minimum wages in the world.
6. Discrimination- The UK had laws on sex(1975)and race(1965) discrimination long before the EU
7. Health and Safety- We in the uk have some of the best health and safety at work and have since 1974. We all look in shock at working conditions when on holiday in the EU
The idea we need the EU for workers' rights is ludicrous. Young Independence member, Dom Bardill has also made a brilliant video below which explains.
Steven Woolfe MEP