Commenting on the government’s announcement about workers’ rights, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Any guarantees about protecting existing and ensuring future employment rights must be in the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement.
“Anything less, and the promises aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
“European laws have made working in the UK safer and better. Brexit mustn’t mean UK employees become the cheapest to hire and the easiest to fire.
“No-one should be hoodwinked into thinking that this is a good deal for workers. It isn’t.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.