Social Chapter


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Social Chapter

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the section of the Maastricht Treaty concerning working conditions, consultation of workers, employment rights, and social security. The UK government negotiated an opt-out clause from this section of the treaty in 1993 but adopted it in 1997
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Many rights, particularly at the workplace, emanate from the EU social chapter.
Once we are out of Europe, a right-wing Tory government including Grayling at the vanguard will take an axe to the social chapter, to working time rules, and to measures to combat climate change.
It was exempted from aspects of EU policies such as the euro, the Schengen passport-free zone, justice and home affairs cooperation and, for a time, the social chapter of the EU treaties.
Talking about staying in the common market or keeping the social chapter simply undermines our negotiators and gives the EU the whip hand, it would cost us dear.
WORKING people should listen very carefully to what Tories say about the Social Chapter as we leave the EU.
It was the EU Social Chapter that gave us employee rights.
What little protection is given by the social chapter will be lost.
And what of the support for workers' rights, through the Social Chapter, and for improving the environment?
If only Putin's would invade us like they did war James Gabalfa The first item Victorian-values Thatcher demanded and got from the EU, was an opt-out of the social chapter.
Both men have spoken of privatising NHS services while Johnson has demanded the scrapping of the EU's social chapter.
Bill Platt would do better for Mail readers if he produced migration figures in both directions and understood the benefits to all EU countries, including the UK, of the free movement of Labour and the Social Chapter which protects employees from being absolutely exploited by rapacious employers.