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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ON BBC's Question Time the UKIP representative stated that his party would opt out of the EU Social Chapter, as would the Tories.
I seem to remember that the TUC was very sceptical about it and Britain opted out of the Social Chapter.
They have apparently mooted restoring Britain's opt-out from the Social Chapter workplace regulations, and cutting contributions to the EU budget.
According to reports allies have been trying to placate restive MPs by suggesting that they are only seeing the "tip of the iceberg" - one idea was to restore Britain's opt-out from the Social Chapter workplace regulations.
Supporters of the EU insist that the European social chapter - a treaty setting out the rights of European workers - has provided vital protections and entitlements (such as longer parental leave) for British employees.
One notable exception, or one person who hasn't come here, who has a lot to say about Europe and that's the UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron - the Prime Minister who reckons he can renegotiate, for example, the social chapter.
They just want us to withdraw from the Social Chapter on employment rights to appease their wealthy donors who own large companies It doesn't seem to bother John Bufton and co: collecting their salaries, they are like turkeys voting for Christmas.
the ILO and the Social Chapter of the European Union) and corporate codes of conduct.
To go to the heart of the European Union is to appreciate how Tory talk of withdrawing from the Social Chapter is nonsense.
It is a minimum standard that only brings us in line with the Social Chapter.
Without Thatcher's opt-out from the EU social chapter the appalling injustices these men are suffering, would never have occurred.
My understanding is that the Labour government has not signed the European Social Chapter which actually has increased the legal rights of employed people