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Old 02-17-2016, 02:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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"British workers’ rights to paid holiday, maternity leave and fair treatment at work would be at risk if the UK voted to leave the European Union, the head of the Trades Union Congress has warned.

Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the body representing British trade unions, said the EU debate had been too dominated by business interests, with not enough focus on the potential costs for ordinary workers. “Most of the rights that we depend on derive from Europe,” she said.

“If you are going to have a baby, knowing whether or not, or how much paid maternity leave you are going to get might make you think quite hard about how you are going to vote. If you are one of those 6 million workers whose holidays were improved by the working time directive you might not want to put your cross in the wrong box.”

The EU’s working time directive enshrines the right to 20 days’ paid holiday and made millions of British people better off when it was introduced in 1993.

O’Grady also cited the transfer of undertakings (TUPE) rules that protect staff terms and conditions when jobs are transferred or outsourced, as well as EU laws that oblige firms to inform and consult workers when they plan redundancies."

Unlike those who spent most of their career as a government employee, some people can actually write down their own thoughts. Not that a government pension retiree waste of taxpayer dollars would actually know the difference.

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