TUC: Working people will judge May’s Brexit strategy on whether it protects jobs and rights at work

16 Jan 2017 11:54 AM

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.

The TUC says the Prime Minister should adopt the following guiding principles for Brexit negotiations:

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people want to know how the Prime Minister will win a good Brexit deal for them. Will it protect and promote good jobs? Will it guarantee their rights at work? And will it protect businesses from a ‘made in Britain’ tax?

“The best way to protect jobs, workers’ rights, and British businesses that trade in Europe is to stay a member of the single market.

“The Prime Minister also need a plan to manage migration better for Britain. Local communities need guarantees of decent jobs and apprenticeships close to home, especially in towns and communities hit hard by previous recessions. There must be a crack-down on bad employers who use migrants to undercut wages. And the government should increase financial support to communities most affected by migration to ease pressure on their housing, schools, and health services.”

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