Brexit briefing: weekly news roundup

15 December 2017

Unite Brexit Check’s weekly news briefing on the UK’s exit from the EU. Check back every Friday for an overview of the week’s Brexit-related political, industrial...

“Unite is committed to being the strong collective voice Scottish workers need  – in Holyrood, in Westminster and in the workplace. The Tories have no mandate to foist their version of Brexit on Scotland. We are drawing a red line in front of workers’ rights. To defend jobs we will demand that our world class industries, from oil to whiskey, have access to the Single Market.”

Pat Rafferty, Unite Scotland Secretary

“From agriculture to aerospace, workers across Wales are not going to accept a Tory Brexit negotiated without the needs of our nation given a second thought. Neither will we sit back and allow any employers to try and exploit the uncertainty. Throughout the Brexit process we will be demanding guarantees that Welsh jobs are defended and that Wales’ economy and future prosperity are a core objective.”

Andy Richards, Unite Wales Secretary

“Leaving the EU will undoubtedly change relations between Northern Ireland, the Republic and Great Britain. It is vital we get it right. It is vital that we stand together to defend jobs and rights. In the long-term we must also take full advantage of any increased powers for governmental intervention to secure growth in the economy.”

Jimmy Kelly, Unite Ireland Secretary