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Brexit news: Labour MPs vote to keep Brexit Britain shackled to EU employment laws

Brexit news: Labour MPs vote to keep Brexit Britain shackled to EU employment laws
LABOUR MPs have voted to keep Britain tied to EU employment laws in a vote in the House of Commons.

It was claimed Boris Johnson has ordered a review of workers rights to be conducted by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.He said: This pandemic has exposed the many deficiencies of workers' rights protections and now there is a real yearning that when we emerge from this crisis, a better deal for working people is not only possible but essential.Downing Street has denied there are any plans to reduce workers' rights, including scrapping the 48-hour working week, rest breaks, or the inclusion of overtime pay when calculating some holiday pay entitlements.The Prime Minister's spokesman said last week: "We will continue to look at policies to help and stimulate business growth, innovation and job creations but those policies would never be at the expense of workers' rights.

" The Conservative Party added: "We have one of the best records on workers’ rights in the world – often going further than the European Union in many areas – and we are committed to building on this progress.A vote demanding the UK retain EU laws relating to employment rights was forced by the Opposition in Parliament after reports emerged the UK Government was looking to rip up employment protections enshrined in EU law.

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