British nationals who began working as border workers before the end of the transitional period and who do not reside in SR retain the rights and conditions of the labour as well as the right of access to the labour market. Before the end of the transition period, from 31 to December 2020, they must be granted a “temporary working stay” by the foreigners` police, but they do not need to have their residence address in the Slovak Republic, which allows them to continue to commute as border workers. This work must be carried out without interruption in order to maintain the right of residence acquired after 31 December 2020. Ultimately, the content of the future agreement will be an issue for the next phase of the negotiations. The most important elements of the draft agreement are: Under the European Union Withdrawal Act (2018 Withdrawal Act), these rights are retained as “preserved European law”. These rights will continue to apply after the UK withdraws from the EU. However, if there are no provisions to maintain existing standards for workers` rights in a future agreement between Britain and the EU, those rights could be changed or reduced by national legislation after Brexit. The December 2019 WAB no longer contains these clauses. Instead, in the Queen`s Speech in December 2019, the government announced that it would include clauses to protect and strengthen workers` rights in an upcoming employment law.
Michael Gove, the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said on LBC on 17 December that it was to “have a simple approach to get Brexit, to pass this withdrawal agreement.” The bill contains no changes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson`s withdrawal deal with the EU last October, including a protocol guaranteeing that Northern Ireland will continue to comply with EU customs rules and rules after Brexit. The agreement was revised as part of the Johnson Department renegotiation in 2019. The amendments fit about 5% of the text The 599-page opt-out agreement covers the following main areas: EU trade agreements with third countries contain “fair competition” clauses on labour standards. In general, these clauses prohibit parties from reducing their national labour standards in order to gain a commercial advantage. In 2018, the European Commission said that due to the UK`s geographical proximity and economic interdependence with the EU, a trade agreement between the UK and the EU would require a “more level playing field.” He proposed banning the UK and EU from bringing workers` rights below the level currently set by EU law, whatever the purpose. The withdrawal agreement provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which time the UK will remain in the internal market, to ensure the smooth flow of trade until a long-term relationship is concluded. If no agreement is reached by then, the UK will leave the single market without a trade deal on 1 January 2021. The withdrawal agreement is closely linked to a non-binding political declaration on future relations between the EU and the UK. MPs voted at second reading on the government`s withdrawal agreement. With Boris Johnson`s 80-person majority, the bill was passed with a comfortable lead, with 358 votes and 234 against.