United Kingdom - Union statements on Brexit vote - June 30, 2016

In response to the vote to leave the EU several trade unions have issued official statements. UNITE, the biggest union in private sector, said that the country will face profound change. UNISON stated that the union will be working in the coming period to hold the leave campaigners to the promises they’ve made – that there will be more money for the NHS, and that the workers’ rights at work will remain intact. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said in a comment that the British people have made their views clear. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the first priority now is to protect jobs and defend the living standards of working people. The government must urgently set out a plan to defend UK industry and keep British jobs. That means defending the pound and stimulating the economy. Working people must not pay the price for the decision to leave. In its Advice before the vote the TUC had warned that future governments would have a pretty much unconstrained freedom of action in relation to those areas currently governed by EU social and employment law.

English: https://www.tuc.org.uk/node …

https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Brexit …

https://www.ucatt.org.uk/joint-union-statement-following-referendum-vote

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2016/06/unison-statement-on-the-eu-referendum-result/

http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-the-union-statement … 

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