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Brexit 'could bring greatest stripping of workers' rights in living memory'

Brexit threatens the greatest stripping of workers' rights in living memory, it has been warned.

The Communication Workers Union said it was clear the Government will try to make workers pay the price of leaving the EU.

Delegates at the union's annual conference in Bournemouth called for the rights of workers and unions to be protected under the settlement negotiated by the Government.

Speakers warned that the decision to leave the EU gives the Conservatives the potential to try to erode the rights of unions to campaign and take industrial action.

Cutting red tape could deregulate the economy, with low wages becoming the norm, delegates warned.

Andrew Hockerton wore a T-shirt bearing the message: "We did not vote to die at work", as a way of warning that health and safety rights were under threat.

London delegate Will Murray said: "We should fight to maintain the positive legacy of the EC project.

"We need to campaign to make sure workers do not pay the price for Brexit because we face the greatest stripping of workers' rights in living memory."

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