Ex-Blue Peter star, Konnie Huq leads the call in this Guardian article.
She argues that it would endanger workers rights, particularly those of women. For context:
The minimum wage was introduced by the UK Parliament, not the EU.
Maternity pay is 39 weeks in the UK (EU law only mandates 14).
Holiday entitlement is actually 5.6 weeks in the UK.
The Equal Pay Act was introduced in 1970 – 3 years BEFORE we joined the EEC.
…I think it’s a feminist issue just because feminists love dividing societies in two and causing as much instability as possible!
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