I believe it was a European Court of Justice ruling that stopped part-time workers being treated less favourably than full-time ones.
I can remember when part-time workers were not allowed to join company pension schemes simply and only because they worked part-time. And the majority of part-time workers were........... women!
Is it still the case that women are more likely to work-part time* than men?
* I mean work part-time in a work place. For as we all know, a woman's work is never done.
And if they are of benefit to us I don't see the problem.
The problem might be that if we are out of the EU they could be rescinded or amended.
No court ever gets is right 100%. That's a given. but the UK governments of any party, seem to get it wrong on legislation quite alot.
If you wish to comment you need to read this first, and when doing so, bear in mind that these rulings would not be possible to achieve without being a member of the EU. The ECJ is the most important legal entity in this country. It provides the oversight to make sure the UK's governments DO NOT over reach their powers in the fields of what you have just read and more.
No matter you political persuasion, do you REALLY want to live in a country that has no provision for your protection against a legislative wrong to which you have no right to question it's validity? Kafka springs to mind. I know I don't. Think about it.
Oh, and, on a lighter note, do you think VAT won't go up if we leave? Cos, EU rules state a country cannot have VAT at more than 20%.
Patrick Stewart probably says it best...
You seem befuddled. The ECHR and ECJ are two entirely separate entities. And if all goes well, the ECJ will soon have no power in the UK.
you are right, I've got my ECJECHR mixed up. But the realisation of what we will be losing is still valid. Thank you for pointing out my typos.