EU Referendum

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After the vote to leave the European Union, the UK is in uncharted waters both politically and economically. The TUC did not seek this outcome, but accepts the decision of the British people. Yet with so many still so scarred by the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, working people and their communities must not pay the price – again – of economic slowdown and uncertainty. 

TUC's action planThe TUC has published an action plan the government needs to take right now to protect our economy, our jobs, our living standards and our society.



Working people must ot pay the price of Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the European union, the first priority now is to protect jobs and defend the living standards of working people. Find out more at Working people must ot pay the price of Brexit

7 March 2017 Commenting on the report published today (Tuesday) by the International Trade Committee on UK trade options after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This report is an important reminder of the price working people will pay if we crash out of the EU into WTO trading...
07 March 2017
145,200 NHS and adult social care workers in England risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “If Brexit means they have to leave, our health and social care services will struggle to cope."
01 March 2017
Commenting on reports today (Friday) that the government is dividing British industries into high, medium and low priority for Brexit negotiations, TUC general Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people in the so-called ‘low priority’ industries will be worried that the government is going to leave them paying the price for...
10 February 2017
Commenting on the white paper published today (Thursday) on the government’s Brexit strategy, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The white paper tells us little we did not already know, and still leaves working people exposed to risks to their rights and jobs. And it says nothing about how the...
02 February 2017
Responding to the Supreme Court ruling today on the role of parliament in triggering Article 50, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
24 January 2017
Responding to the speech made by the Prime Minister today (Tuesday) on the UK’s exit from the EU, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 January 2017
Speaking today (Monday) ahead of the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday on her plan for Brexit, the TUC has called on the Prime Minister to pursue a strategy that protects the interests of Britain’s working people.
16 January 2017
Responding to the report today (Saturday) from the Select Committee for Exiting the European Union, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Select Committee has made clear the need for staying in the single market.
14 January 2017
The TUC has today (Friday) called on the Prime Minister to make clear to Britain’s bosses that any watering down of workers’ rights following Brexit is off the table. The TUC call follows the emergence of a letter sent to MPs by Simon Boyd, the head of REIDsteel, which details...
23 December 2016
The TUC and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have today (Sunday) published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on her to end the uncertainty for workers and businesses by confirming that the government will give current EU migrants a right to remain after Brexit.
18 December 2016