Commenting on the announcement that a trade deal has been struck with the EU today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Any deal is better than the catastrophe of no deal. But the government’s mishandling of Brexit means even with this agreement, working people and public services still face huge uncertainty.
“It will be public services and the staff running them who will pay the price, as they always have done.
“Now everyone needs clarity on what this deal means – especially our public services, which are under such great pressure because of the virus and a decade of austerity.”
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 the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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