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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

Continued single market membership during the transition between the UK leaving the EU and the final deal is the best way to protect jobs and workers’ rights, the TUC said this evening (Thursday) in response to a CBI speech.
06 July 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will give a speech today (Tuesday) to the Biennial Conference of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). On Brexit, she will pledge to work with Irish trade unionists to avoid a hard border, saying: "A hard border would be bad for jobs, bad for...
04 July 2017
Commenting on the white paper published today (Monday) on the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister is using people as bargaining chips. It’s a shameful way to treat people who are making a valuable contribution to...
26 June 2017
The TUC is warning today (Friday) that, one year on from the referendum on UK membership of the EU, the government’s plans are still not good enough to make Brexit a success for working people.
23 June 2017
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) Queen’s Speech, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The election showed that working people are fed up with an economy that doesn’t work for them – but the government still isn’t listening.
21 June 2017
The TUC has published a new briefing, Protecting Health and Safety after Brexit, which warns trade unionists and working people that health and safety protections are at risk from the government’s Brexit plans.
17 May 2017
A decision announced today (Tuesday) by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has important consequences for Brexit and the future trade deals that the UK makes with the EU, says the TUC.
16 May 2017
The debate around Brexit, and the possibility that the UK will readjust its economic model to preserve its competitive advantage, has reawakened concerns about the ‘race to the bottom’ in Europe. Given the uncertain terms under which the Brexit negotiations will be carried out and the consequences of the policy...
05 May 2017
A new study published today (Friday) by the TUC warns that working people in both the UK and the EU are at risk from the erosion of workplace rights after Brexit – especially those in low-skilled jobs.
05 May 2017
EU proposals published today (Wednesday) to strengthen employment rights are a reminder that a bad Brexit deal will mean a worse deal at work for Brits compared to EU workers, says the TUC. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These are welcome proposals to improve the lives of working people...
26 April 2017