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EU flagYou are entitled to 4 weeks paid holiday per year. This is EU law.  If we leave the EU  that right will not automatically apply.

You are entitled to equal rights for men and women in the workplace. This is EU law.  If we leave the EU  that right will not automatically apply

The EU guarantees that part-timers have the same rights as full-time workers. If we leave the EU that right will not automatically apply.

So when you say you want to be free of EU legislation, think what you are voting for.

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 has said but if the UK votes to leave the EU, “no one can say what will happen to these rights”.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people have a huge stake in the referendum because workers’ rights are on the line. It’s the EU that guarantees workers their rights to paid holidays, parental leave, equal treatment for part-timers, and much more”

This is of course not to say that after leaving the EU your rights would automatically disappear but the Conservatives have a conspicuously poor record when it comes to protecting workers’ rights.  There have already been suggestions which would indicate that a less than supportive role for workers’ rights could ensue after Brexit.

In 2011 there was a report produced by the  coalition government,  calling for swathes of business regulations to be scrapped. It was authored by capitalist Adrian Beecroft

The provisions in the report were however blocked by Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable, who Mr Beecroft then labeled a “socialist”. ( Another example of the Lib Dems reigning back the excesses of the Tories, for which they got no thanks.)

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