Unite activists from Rolls Royce and Toyota lobby MPs for a jobs first Brexit

Members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, lobbied MPs yesterday (October 17) for a “jobs first Brexit” and certainty so that long-term investment decisions can be made.

The Unite members are employed in the east midlands at Rolls Royce and Toyota.

The members held a series of meetings with MPs from both the Labour and Conservative party whose constituencies include either Rolls Royce or Toyota workplaces.

Members called for a Brexit deal that focuses on jobs and a transition period where the UK remains within the single market and customs union for as long as needed.

They also lobbied for certainty over the direction of the Brexit process to secure the future of their companies and ensure long-term investment decisions can be made.

Unite regional officer Tony Tinley said: “Our members are taking their Brexit concerns directly to MPs. Too often throughout the Brexit process the concerns of workers have been ignored.

“As the implications of Brexit are increasingly hitting home, workers are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of the process on their jobs.

“The uncertainty at the heart of the government’s Brexit negotiations is creating widespread insecurity and confusion within both management and the workforce.”