Our two local Labour MEPs have produced a report outlining some of the key facts about the EU in our area. You can read the report here.
Linda McAvan MEP is chair of the European Parliament’s Development committee and of the Fairtrade working group, which she founded. She has also influenced EU laws on the environment, public health and climate action. And, Richard Corbett MEP is deputy leader of the Labour MEPs. He specialises in EU reform and the UK debate about Europe, and also sits on Parliament’s Fisheries committee. He was the first MEP to write a blog and now also has a mythbusting app.
In our region alone...
- 1 in 7 jobs are directly linked to EU trade,
- £661m EU funding between now and 2020 for job creation, technology and rural development,
- 459 criminals removed since 2010 with the EU Arrest Warrant.
147,000 are employed in North and North East Lincolnshire. That’s 147,000 people who are better off because of 28 days leave a year, an 11-hour break between shifts and work-specific health and safety rules.
In the area there are 39,100 part-time workers, all of whom benefit from an EU entitlement to the same hourly pay as full-time workers and have the same leave entitlements.
There are 67,800 women employed in total in this area. Thanks to the EU, they have protection from dismissal if pregnant, the right to be paid the same as men for work of equal value, and