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n muscle energy procedure; diagnostic and therapeutic technique. Pulsed muscle energy techniques (MET) and integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT) are two examples. Liz Lynne Elizabeth Lynne, known as Liz Lynne, (born 22 January 1948) is a British politician, and has been a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands region for the Liberal Democrats since her election at the 1999 European election. fears the UK's opt-out of the 48-hour week is under threat.
The Liberal Democrat has announced that it is likely to be scrapped in a vote this week by MEPs in the first stage of the European Parliament's review of the latest agreement reached by EU member states on the Working Time Directive The Working Time Directive of the European Union (Council Directive 93/104/EC of 23 November 1993 concerning certain aspects of the organization of working time, Official Journal L 307, 13/12/1993 pages 0018–0024; amended by Directive 2000/34/EC of the European Parliament and .
The UK reached an agreement in June whereby it would support an agency workers directive, which is due to give temporary workers the same pay as permanent staff after only 12 weeks in a job. In return it would be allowed to keep its opt-out from the 48-hour week.
But socialist MEPs now want this deal overturned and have tabled amendments to delete the UK's opt-out of the 48-hour week.
The local MEP believes this would damage UK businesses and harm those who rely on overtime pay.
She added: "Anyone whose work does not have a direct consequence on life and death decisions should have a free choice as to what hours they work."