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Seems the UK currently have better "worker's rights" than the EU, and thus not dependent on membership of the EU.  So a red herring hatched by Labour as a Remoaner excuse for opposition to Brexit. If employment standards and environmental standards become matters for our domestic Parliament in any case,  this issue will be governed by domestic election results. 

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Everything Labour says at the moment is in the same category - they are just saying what Red Len tells them to whilst the parliamentary party is still split like the Tories. They are just hiding behind the SNP a lot of the time.

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Zero hour contracts have been sorted out then? 

I used to work a lot for agencies and I recall the UK having been forced to accept better conditions for these working for agencies

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That's a matter for a UK Gov to sort out, if and when we ever gain our independence; evidently being in the EU hasn't stopped it ; and the preservation and improvement on those rights that exceed those of the EU, would also be a matter for HMG.

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8 minutes ago, Observer II said:

That's a matter for a UK Gov to sort out, if and when we ever gain our independence; evidently being in the EU hasn't stopped it ; and the preservation and improvement on those rights that exceed those of the EU, would also be a matter for HMG.

The agreement guarantees that workers right will not be made worse than they are in the EU at the end of the implementation period. There is also a guarantee to consider changes thereafter and produce a report to Parliament annually of what the difference with the EU is. No guarantee they will be adopted but a guarantee it will not get worse. Starmer says they will definitely get worse which is a lie. Not least because there could be a Labour government examining the report. So that either means that Starmer thinks they will lose the next election or that if they win Labour will not improve workers rights. Pick your own version!

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Workers rights have not been improved by the Working Time Directive ,apart from a longer holiday entitlement . Driver's hours in particular are  worse in terms of longer working periods than under UK Domestic laws. The WTD is really of no benefit to other workers either who had better safeguards under collective bargaining. The only stipulation for non mobile workers in the WTD is a 20 minute break after 6 hours work & the 48 hour week is optional with a worker opt out clause.

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55 minutes ago, Davy51 said:

Workers rights have not been improved by the Working Time Directive ,apart from a longer holiday entitlement . Driver's hours in particular are  worse in terms of longer working periods than under UK Domestic laws. The WTD is really of no benefit to other workers either who had better safeguards under collective bargaining. The only stipulation for non mobile workers in the WTD is a 20 minute break after 6 hours work & the 48 hour week is optional with a worker opt out clause.

Drivers hours are a pain, totally inflexible. Yet only the UK government strictly enforces them.

The UK government limit night out pay tp a very low rate

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On 10/22/2019 at 1:11 PM, Confused52 said:

Everything Labour says at the moment is in the same category - they are just saying what Red Len tells them to whilst the parliamentary party is still split like the Tories. They are just hiding behind the SNP a lot of the time.

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