I notice that the despised European Union has ONCE AGAIN dismissed British employment guidelines and is forcing British companies to conform to European practise.
The ruling means that employers must ensure that staff take off at least 11 hours between working days, and have a minimum of 1 day off a week, as well as a 20-minute rest after every 6 hours of work. Business groups said that employees would be unable to choose to work long hours to earn more money because they would be forced to take breaks against their will.
The ruling is ANOTHER embarrassing defeat for the UK Department of Trade and Industry, which drew up guidelines in 1998 stating that employers merely had to advise staff that they were allowed certain rest breaks. European judges said yesterday that the DTI’s advice encouraged employers to break the rules about time off. Syed Kamall, a Conservative MEP, said that the ruling would make Britain’s labour market less flexibile by preventing employees from choosing to work longer hours.
That, of course, is the entire point. The EU seeks to ensure ALL member states conform to its petty tyrannies and eliminating any British economic competitiveness is a useful consequence. Whilst I fully agree with Syed Kamall, I wonder why his Party remaims committed to a Union which is, by his own analysis, is working against the best interests of British workers?