Workers Rights: the Brexit Bonfire Begins?

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Series Details 17.12.17
Publication Date 17/12/2017
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In this blog feature the author reported that parallel reports in the UK newspapers The Sunday Times and the Sun in December 2017 suggested that the UK government was planning to scrap the EU working time Directive in the UK as soon as it could after Brexit took effect. The author argued that this violated the government’s previous pledges and was justified by highly misleading claims in The Sun.

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