TUC: Govt Needs To Protect Workers’ Rights After Brexit
Now that companies will not have to oblige by European Union (EU) regulations with regards to employment rights, the government needs to make sure workers remain protected after Brexit.
This is the opinion of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which encourages employers to learn how to become a better listener to ensure their staff do not have grievances or feel as though there is no one to support their rights.
TUC’s general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister must reassure working people that they will not pay the price for Brexit.”
She added that Brits are still none the wiser about how their employment rights, such as parental leave, working-time regulations, and part-time and agency worker protection, will be safeguarded.
“It’s time the Prime Minster made a clear commitment to protect all workers’ rights,” Ms O’Grady added.
This comes after PM Theresa May spoke to workers when she took on the role of leader of the UK, saying: “When we take the big calls, we’ll think not of the powerful, but you.”
It has now been over 100 days since the British public voted to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23rd. However, the government still has not addressed issues regarding Brexit, including working regulations.
While there is no indication what future UK legislation might be, employers still have to abide by EU laws. They should also consider embarking on professional courses to help them deal with an increase in disgruntled staff members, as more workers could become dissatisfied and concerned about their job security in the future.
By showing you are a good listener and concerned about their welfare, bosses are more likely to gain loyalty from their employees and improve their staff retention rates.