TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will today (Wednesday) meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to warn that strengthening EU protections for workers and creating more decent jobs are essential to convincing working people in the UK to remain in the EU.
Ahead of her meeting with President Juncker, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“It won’t be politicians or business leaders who decide the referendum. It will be working people and their families. And yet the debate so far has just been about benefits to business.
“Leaving the EU would risk lots of the rights at work we all rely on – like paid holidays and breaks, parental leave, health and safety, and equal treatment for part-time workers.
“People will only vote to stay in the EU if it offers them more and better jobs, with a stronger voice for workers, and fair growth at its heart. That’s what I’ll be putting to President Juncker today.”
Issued: 17 February, 2016