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Labour to force Commons vote on plans to ‘sunset’ 4,000 EU laws

Exclusive: Party fears basic rights such as maternity protections and holiday entitlement could be swept away

Labour is seeking to protect workers’ employment rights from being abolished as part of ministers’ controversial retained EU law bill by forcing a Commons vote on the topic on Wednesday.

The party fears basic rights, including maternity protections and holiday entitlement, could be swept away under the government’s plans to “sunset” 4,000 laws derived from Brussels by the end of this year.

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