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.

Download WORKING PEOPLE MUST NOT PAY THE PRICE FOR THE VOTE TO LEAVE (pdf)

 

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
 


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
On Wednesday last week MPs from the cross-party Exiting the EU Select Committee heard evidence on how Brexit could affect the world of work, from the TUC’s Frances O’Grady, CBI’s Carolyn Fairbairn and former BCC Director turned Brexit campaigner, John Longworth. We’ve heard a lot of promises in recent months...
12 December 2016
The TUC is calling on the government to protect jobs and rights at work by negotiating a deal to keep Britain’s single market membership. In a report published today, 'Brexit: A New Deal for Working People', the TUC sets out the objectives trade unions want the government to pursue to...
08 December 2016
The government must set out a clear plan for what happens next and tell the British people what terms they are seeking so we get the best result for Britain. First and foremost, the TUC’s job is to stand up for working people whichever way they voted in the referendum...
07 December 2016
A snapshot of the regional economy following the vote to leave the European Union
17 November 2016
The TUC General Secretary will today (Monday afternoon) tell the inaugural meeting of the Best Brexit All Party Parliamentary Group today that working people must not pay the price for Brexit.
14 November 2016

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