Vote remain to protect vital workers' rights - Leanne


Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today argued that a vote to remain within the European Union is a vote to safeguard workers’ rights.

Referring to the many benefits employees are granted in the workplace thanks to EU protections, Leanne Wood said that the European Union plays an important role in protecting “vital” workers’ rights and that these would be jeopardised with a Leave vote.

She warned that the Tories in Westminster could not be trusted to safeguard hard-fought-for rights in the event of Brexit and urged people to consider this carefully before casting their vote on June 23.

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood said:

“Workers in all parts of the UK enjoy many rights and safeguards thanks to membership of the European Union.

"Protections such as equal pay, the right to maternity leave, the working-week limit and annual holidays are all things we enjoy thanks to the UK's membership of the EU.

“Before you cast your vote on June 23, ask yourself this – do you really trust the Tories in Westminster to safeguard your hard-fought-for rights should we leave the European Union?

“"We have come too far in the fight for equality and fair play in the workplace to risk it all by the likes of Boris Johnson who will be handed the leadership of his party should the Leave campaign get their way. Can you imagine how well Mr Johnson would look after workers', women's and human rights?

"From supporting the living wage to giving workers a say over executive pay within their organisations, Plaid Cymru has a long tradition of supporting employees and strengthening their rights in the workplace.

"Over the next few weeks, we will continue to present the positive case for Remain in order to protect and preserve the many privileges we currently enjoy thanks to EU membership."

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