Roy Jones exclusive if bit late.
This is a (subbed) of advice given by the NUJ Lawyer Roy Mintof as to the the Labour voting (apparently without reservations) for one of May’s Brexit Withdrawl Bill.
“First is the first rule of politics “never trust a Tory.” Especially when as in this case “Trust me” is their answer to the fact that they will be given by that act the opportunity to try to re-write or drop any law passed on behalf of the working class they don’t like and there are plenty.
In doing so we are telling the trade unions, who are responsible to their members defences and advances with their experience of Tory laws over the last 35 years that has sent them into near oblivion, To Trust the Tories, or are we? Is there some other tactic.
We know what the Blairite Labour Party MPs is up to, stay in Europe. surely Corbyn and his allies knows them by now, have dealt with them and will deal with them. And unlike many of us, have the vote to help them.
Directive which led to important extensions of State protection for pension benefits and protection for other claims;
In Employment Law there is a long list of workers’ rights granted by EU law, including anti-discrimination laws
There is of course the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, under 6 titles, Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens Rights and Justice and the protections afforded by the EU Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, with the European Court of Human Rights available in some instances.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decides in The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decides in favour of claimants quite frequently. It has made a considerable contribution to the protections we enjoy.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) is also a forum that again, whilst by no means particularly progressive has in some instances been a useful route for workers, for example recently in determining holiday pay includes commission and leading to overtime being included in that.