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Women would be worse off in the event of a Brexit - Anderson

14 June, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said women would be worse off in the event of a vote to leave the European Union. 

Speaking after an event at Queen's tonight to discuss the impact a Brexit would have on women, Ms Anderson said; 

"Brexit would be bad for business, bad for workers, bad for farmers, bad for communities and bad for women. 

"If we are dragged out of the EU by narrow minded Tories then hard-won protections and regulations on equal pay, parental leave, unfair dismissal, maternity rights, part-time working and anti-discrimination rights could be lost. 

"Important legislation on domestic violence, such as exclusion orders which apply EU-wide will also be in jeopardy. 

"And just as we have absolutely no faith that the British government would replace EU funding which would be lost in the event of a Brexit, it would be highly unlikely they would replay such protections. 

"So we are asking women and everyone concerned with women's rights and equality to Put Ireland First and vote remain on June 23."

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