EU Employment Laws after Brexit will be voted in parliament on whether they will be adopted by the UK
Brexit is likely to cause some confusion across many tribunal courts and could lead to weaker workers’ rights in the UK, a concerned group of lawyers has cautioned in a report published back in February.
Theresa May in a desperate bid to gain MP’s support for her “doomed” withdrawal deal, promised to give Parliament a much greater input over future legislating workers’ rights after the withdrawal from the European Union. Parliament will vote on whether to implement any future EU employment laws post Brexit. The PMs’ pledge also promised that businesses, trade unions and parliament would all be consulted on future changes in EU employment law under the plan before rights or workplace standards were raised in the UK
The Prime Minister spokesperson said of the proposal: “After Brexit, it should be for Parliament to decide what rules are most appropriate, rather than automatically accepting EU changes.”
The PM’s pledge has made some unions worried, fearing that workers’ rights in the UK may become less diligent after leaving the European Union. The lack of formal assurances for the existing workers’ rights in the withdrawal agreement was also criticised by some of the unions.
Unison boss Dave Prentis stated:
“European laws have made working in the UK safer and better. Brexit mustn’t mean UK employees become the cheapest to hire and the easiest to fire.”
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