Union leaders offer three top reasons to vote ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum

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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4 thoughts on “Union leaders offer three top reasons to vote ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum

  1. jeffrey davies

    most people i speak to want out they had enough under the eu this government hasa culled the stock under the eu its left big companies put its workers on those contracts of no hrs yes we fully aware that the eu has allowed aktion t3 were the poor have paid a heavy price not only that its robbed us of our monies makinf a very big magic roundabout were more politicians made look at the kinnocks even he called it useless but took himself and wife off to become multi millionaires how quaint hay our monies in their pockets i think the peasants have had enough

  2. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    How could anyone in their right mind not agree with those comments Mike?

    May I also add that social services like carers allowances, disability allowances, even pensions are on the cards to be seriously damaged if we return this Tory government!

    We have already seen that democracy is not high on their list and I quote one recent example:- We have a House of Lords; the decisions of which this Tory government recently overruled whereas, as members of the EU, we have the European Court of Human Rights which it cannot overrule!

    The EU may not be perfect but it is one hell of a lot less imperfect than leaving us without its protection under a greedy uncaring Tory government.

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