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GET US OUT: European Union does NOTHING to help British workers, trade unions say

TRADE unions have slammed the “myth” that Britain’s membership of the European Union boosts workers’ rights.

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Trade unions including the RMT last night urged British workers to quit the EU


The RMT, Aslef and the bakers’ union BFAWU last night issued a joint statement explaining why they back Brexit.

They attacked David Cameron’s deal to reform Britain’s role in the EU, saying he secured “only very minor changes”.

The 28-member bloc “acts overwhelmingly in the interests of big business” instead of ordinary Britons, they added.

“We believe this demonstrates that there is little hope of reforming the EU.

“It’s a myth that the EU has won workers’ rights and protections for workers.”

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RMT boss Bob Crow was an outspoken critic of Brussels until his death two years ago


But most of the UK’s biggest unions – including Unite, Unison and CWU – have said they will support remaining in the EU.

Last month a TUC report claimed millions of workers will face a greater risk of accidents or injuries if Britain leaves the bloc.

The study praised EU red tape for helping to protect the likes of construction workers and police officers across the country.Bob Crow, the former RMT General Secretary, was an outspoken Eurosceptic until his death two years ago.

In 2013 he told the Guardian: “The EU sees the current [economic] crisis as an opportunity to speed up its privatisation drive.

“The only rational course to take is to leave the EU so that elected governments regain their democratic power.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/671686/European-Union-workers-rights-trade-unions-RMT-Unison-Aslef-Brexit

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