Brexit would be a disaster for British jobs, say 12 union leaders tonight [Image: Getty].

Brexit would be a disaster for British jobs, say 12 union leaders tonight [Image: Getty].

More reasons to remain, courtesy of trade union leaders.

The EU isn’t perfect. But there are three big reasons to vote Remain.

First: decent jobs. Working people’s wages haven’t recovered since the 2007 crash. They simply can’t afford another hit to their pay packets.

And that’s what leaving the EU would mean. It would be harder to sell what Britain makes abroad. Big companies located here might move their operations elsewhere.

That means we would lose jobs. And the knock-on effect would make us all worse off.

And with the UK worse off, the NHS will suffer too. There will be less money to fund nurses, midwives and hospitals.

Then there’s our protections at work – fought for by unions, underpinned by the EU.

At least 20 days paid leave. Paid time off for medical appointments if you’re pregnant. Time off to look after a child who’s ill. Protection for temps & agency workers. Equal pay for women and part-timers.

All of these are at risk of being watered down or even scrapped if we leave the EU.

Source: Union leaders emphasise the three main reasons to vote Remain in next week’s EU referendum – Frances O’Grady – Mirror Online

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