“Three low paid workers and their union are launching a legal challenge to make the prime minister seek an extension to the Brexit deadline.
The government has promised EU-law derived employment rights will remain in UK law after Brexit.
But if there were a no-deal Brexit, the union says, ministers would have free rein to water down these rights.
And workers could no longer rely on the supremacy of EU law, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights or Court of Justice.
The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), is currently relying upon these aspects of EU law in a number of worker’s rights court cases.
The organisation, which represents some 5,000 workers – 1,000 of whom are EU citizens – has now filed court papers to begin legal proceedings.
Key workers’ rights based on EU law include:
minimum paid holiday
working hours regulation
protection against discrimination
consultation on redundancy plans …”