TUC: 'Brexit would turn clock back on women's rights by decades'

The TUC said Brexit would be negative for workers' rights Credit: PA

Leaving the EU would turn the clock back on women's rights by "decades", a new report suggests.

The Trades Union Congress said a vote in favour of Brexit on June 23 would hit equal pay and protection against pregnancy discrimination.

The TUC said the EU had been instrumental in empowering working women and helping them challenge inequality.

The union organisation said "huge" gains had been made as a result of membership, including equal wages for hundreds of thousands of low-paid women, and paid holidays for 1.5 million part-timers.