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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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Opt-out, what opt-out

The European Parliament have voted today to scrap Britain's opt-out from the EU's 48-hour maximum work week.

The European Union parliament voted by 378 to 262 with 15 abstentions to tighten rules on working time in the name of health and safety, and phase out the opt-out over 3 years.

Member states must approve the final version in the EU Council by a qualified majority, so the UK Government will need to put together a blocking minority of several countries to preserve the opt-out.

So much for 'no loss of sovereignty'

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