Sunday newspapers reported that the proposal will be put forward by pro-Brexit Ministers including Michael Gove and Boris Johnson at this week’s Cabinet meeting. Frances Grady, TUC General Secretary described it as a ‘straight up attack on our rights at work.’ Abandoning the Directive would contradict the repeated promise from the Prime Minister that workers’ rights would be protected and extended. However Labour MPs have expressed concern that she refused to give a definite guarantee on working time laws when asked to do so in Parliament on Monday.
The TUC is demanding that the Prime Minister sticks to her word and reject the proposal from her own Ministers.
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