5 April 2017
Commenting on the European Parliament’s vote today pushing for a post-Brexit deal between the EU and the UK that protects current and future workplace rights, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Workers’ rights must be at the heart of Britain’s deal with the EU. It must protect current rights, like paid holidays, equal pay, and fairness for agency workers. And it must guarantee a level playing field into the future, so working people in Britain don’t fall behind our European neighbours.
“The Prime Minister should welcome the European Parliament’s commitment to workers’ rights in the UK. It gives her a great opportunity to put into action her promise to protect and enhance working people’s rights. A strong agreement on rights at work must be the starting point for negotiating a good deal that works for business and working people.”
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Issued: 5 April, 2017