Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Why does David Cameron hate the Working Time Directive?

David Cameron has been talking a lot recently about his aim of ‘re-negotiating’ the UK’s relationship with Europe, and ‘repatriating’ regulations that originate with the EU.

The Working Time Directive is a set of work related regulations at the top of many Conservatives’ lists to overturn.

But stepping away from the EU jargon on the issue, this legislation contains a lot of very basic protections at work that people in the UK now take totally for granted – holidays, lunchbreaks, days off and more.

The TUC have made this image that highlights a few of the things we could stand to lose if the UK were to ‘repatriate’ working time.

http://stopemploymentwrongs.org/