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Progress in our European Working Time Regulations campaign

05 November 2009

Leader of the Opposition David Cameron gave a keynote speech yesterday (04.11.09) about the European Union, which contained a specific pledge on the European Working Time Regulations (EWTR). Mr Cameron committed his party to negotiating an opt-out from some areas of EU social and employment legislation – including the EWTR, saying they were causing “real problems” in the NHS.

This shows that the College’s work with policy makers, other stakeholders and the media is effective – but there is more still to be done. For more information about the College’s EWTR campaign, please contact communications@rcseng.ac.uk.

You can read the full text of Mr Cameron’s speech on the BBC website here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8343145.stm