WE are just some of many Labour Party members from Bury worried about the threat Brexit poses to workers’ rights built up over the past 40 years.

EU laws safeguard our existing rights, and they are developing new legislation to give protections to people working in the gig economy and on zero-hours contracts.

Brexit Britain would miss out on new rules forcing employers to give reasonable notice of shifts, limiting probationary periods to six months, giving you the right to take on a second job, and to receive a reply to requests for more secure hours or conditions.

The Government has said it will give Parliament a vote on whether to adopt new European rules, but its track-record proves they cannot be trusted with key employment legislation.

Trade union members are part of a growing shift in the North West’s attitude towards Brexit.

According to analysis by Best for Britain and HOPE not hate, between the referendum and November 2018, 9.3% more voters in the North West would now vote to keep our EU membership.

Europe is changing for the better and it’s time the public has an opportunity to decide if losing the rights we have fought for is a price they want to pay for Brexit.

David Smith, Malc McDonald

Labour Party members