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Employment rights: An unseen iceberg in the Brexit debate

13 June 2016

Snigdha Nag considers the employment law rights of millions of UK workers to be the number one hidden issue ahead of the EU Referendum

Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are you are aware of
the impending EU referendum on 23 June. A key Brexit slogan
is 'we don't want Brussels to dictate which laws the UK should pass'. This argument has gained traction with the public, thanks in part to the press reports on curly cucumbers and the 'abolition' of pounds and ounces. But many of the laws 'imposed' by the EU are to the benefit of millions of workers and employees, which, naturally, benefits our society.

UK workers did not have the right to paid annual leave, even for bank holidays, until the EU Working Time Directive created the right. Implemented in the
UK through the Working Time Regulations 1998, the...

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