MPs from the cross-party Exiting the EU Select Committee yesterday heard evidence on how Brexit could affect the world of work, from the TUC’s Frances O’Grady as well as the CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn and former BCC Director turned Brexit campaigner, John Longworth.
Frances was clear that whilst we've heard good words so far from the PM on rights after Brexit, we need to see guarantees, not promises (we've already seen some of those evaporate in recent months). More worrying was the way some Tory MPs were pushing to get business leaders to say which regulations they want to scrap, with John Longworth responding citing safety rules and the Working Time Directive, and claiming “opportunities for deregulation are legion”.
The campaign definitely goes on. We need to save our rights and stop us falling behind to become the bargain basement of Europe: http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2016/12/brexit-campaigners-push-bonfire-regulations-rights/