The letter from union chiefs (Letters, 6 June) seems an act of desperation. we’re surprised at some of its claims. maximum of the people’ rights noted both come completely from uk regulation, like paternity depart, or are rights where the United Kingdom far exceeds the eu minimal already, like maternity go away. it is also true that many critical workers’ rights, like equal pay, existed before we even joined the european.
This begs the query: if the Tories have been loss of life to withdraw these rights, why haven’t they at least scaled them all the way down to the ecu minimum within the six years of their current rule? They haven’t been shy about attacking employees, however these most important employment rights were largely left on my own.
the solution is democracy. not like the unelected european fee, the Tories face the British public on the poll box at each general election, and chickening out key employment rights isn’t a vote winner.
As matters stand, the Conservatives have a small majority of 12, and after the referendum – regardless of the result – it’s miles hard to assume them having a working majority at all. An election this year or next appears viable, and the British public could have the choice of whom to put in authorities.
in preference to fearmongering about people’ rights, the unions would be better telling the British public whilst they will have a comparable chance to pick the fee. the solution, of route, is by no means.
And if the european is this sort of buddy to workers, then why are the majority of the Tory authorities, such as Cameron and Osborne, as well as a horde of global banks, campaigning to stay in it?
Kate Hoey MP Vauxhall
Graham Stringer MP Blackley and Broughton
Kelvin Hopkins MP Luton North
Roger Godsiff MP Birmingham hall green
John mills Chair, Labour depart
Brendan Chilton standard secretary, Labour go away
Enrico Tortolano exchange Unionists towards the ecu
John Sweeney Ucatt
Paul Embery London nearby secretary, FBU
Steve Hedley Senior assistant trendy secretary, RMT
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• The argument put by way of Len McCluskey et al makes an assumption that after Brexit there could be a chance to people’ rights from the likes of Boris Johnson and his rightwing cronies. but, the corrosive nature of the debate makes it a long way much more likely that a vote to leave the ecu would ruin the Tories and cause a widespread election that Labour ought to nicely win, if they play their cards proper. Can anyone consider that a Corbyn government would dismantle employees’ rights? No, this is greater bird Licken communicate from the remain facet.