Theresa May’s new Brexit secretary previously called for Britain to use negotiations with the EU to scrap workers’ rights, it has emerged.
Dominic Raab, who was appointed to lead the UK’s negotiations to leave
the bloc after David Davis dramatically quit on Sunday, authored a paper
calling for opt-outs from EU employment regulations, including those
that guarantee employees time off and limit the number of hours staff
can be made to work.
He also opposed rules that give long-term agency workers the same rights
as full-time staff, and those that stop people being sacked if their
company changes owner. More>
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"There are no working-class issues at stake in the EU shambles. Whether
the UK is inside or outside the EU, capitalism will remain an
exploitative and oppressive system. The arguments about 'control of our
borders' or 'access to a wider market' are of concern only to the
capitalist class, not to workers. Neither does it matter which political
representative of the parasite capitalist class is foreign secretary.
Workers have no country but a world to win."