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Laval, Lisbon and workers’ rights

Posted at 4:51 pm by Owen Rooney

Workers' rights are undoubtedly one of the central points of the campaign, and depending on who you ask, Lisbon will either enhance workers' rights, or usher in a capitalist dystopia where multinational corporations squeeze the life out of workers for pennies a day. Joe Higgins is clearly of the latter opinion, but it's his repeated linking of worker's rights in the Lisbon Treaty to the so-called "Laval" judgement of the European Court of Justice that I'm going to turn my attention to today.


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