This pamphlet comes at a time of great uncertainty in Britain's future relationship with the EU, and even greater uncertainty about what sort of European Union can be salvaged from the current crisis of sovereign.
Single Market, Equal Rights? is a series of essays by academics, trade unionists and business representatives - includes the argument that recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) cases and the eurozone crisis have left the single market unbalanced, with common laws and systems for business, but inconsistent rules on workers' rights.
Single Market, Equal Rights? says that this imbalance has left unions and the workers they represent questioning the value of the European Union. It has led the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to oppose the new treaty being proposed by Chancellor Merkel and President Sarkozy, increased tension between the UK and EU, and strengthened eurosceptic calls for the repatriation of powers from Brussels to Westminster.
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Issued: 10 February, 2012