Why does Cameron hate the working time directive? Here are some of the key rights workers’ may lose


It’s exactly a week since David Cameron delivered his Europe speech, vowing to renegotiate various European Union directives and hold a referendum, much to the delight of the Tory backbenchers and right-wing press – but why do they hate EU measures that protect workers’ rights? Here are some of the rights you stand to lose if the sceptics get their way…

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Check out stopemploymentwrongs.org and follow @TUCrights for more.

See also:

Cameron’s Europe speech – European reactionJanuary 23rd, 2013

Comment: YES to a referendum, YES to a better EuropeJanuary 23rd, 2013

Watch: Cameron and Miliband talk Europe, Europe, Europe at PMQsJanuary 23rd, 2013

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  • LB

    And people who want the right to work longer hours, they lose their right to earn money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AuntArctica Denise Smith

    Nope, if they want to work more than 48 hours they always could

  • Newsbot9

    Absolutely – except in professions where safety is an issue like truck driving, you’ve always been able to opt-out and work more hours.

  • ade

    100 years of struggle given away in a matter of months, when will we learn?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandi-Dunn/563876693 Sandi Dunn

    Share the work around and get back to your family – we need a 4 day 35 hour week