EU Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor visited Bridgnorth Aluminium in Shropshire at the invitation of MEP Liz Lynne, First Vice President of the EU Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee.
Commissioner Andor and Liz Lynne toured the plant, Britain's leading producer of lithographic aluminium strip and discussed current legislation with company bosses, especially the UK's opt-out of the 48 hour limit in the EU Working Time Directive, which is currently being reviewed.
László Andor and Liz Lynne met senior managers at the plant and discussed how ‘red tape’ could be reduced to help ensure the competitiveness of UK manufacturing is maintained.
Commenting after the visit Commissioner Andor said: “Flexibility has to be a central concept. It is important the Working Time Directive is fit for the 21st century and I will take the messages I have received from this factory back to Brussels.”