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Since the 2016 EU referendum, we have been campaigning to protect the rights of EU citizens living and working in the UK.

We have done this through:

  • lobbies of parliament;
  • working with other campaign groups;
  • and organising and supporting members to get active in their branch, workplace and community.

Though we have been calling on the government to agree to the rights of over three million Europeans who live in the UK, regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, they have instead introduced a new immigration category called ‘Settled Status’.

We are closely monitoring the Home Office proposal for the new  registration process while continuing to demand that the rights of EU citizens are ring-fenced and guaranteed in law with proper parliamentary oversight.

If you’re an EU citizen currently living and working in the UK at the moment, please note that your rights have not changed yet. EU citizens should be free from discrimination and xenophobia in the workplace and outside it.

EU Rights are now offering free legal advice if you’re holding an event around citizens’ rights or Settled Status.

What You Can Do:



Settling the nerves

UNISON reps are being trained to help EU members through the minefield of settled status

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Settled status: UNISON can help

“UNISON will carry on campaigning with, and on behalf, of our European members and their families to retain their existing rights post Brexit.”

A guiding hand through the immigration minefield

Lawyer Sairah Javed runs a helpline for UNISON members seeking immigration advice

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Keir Starmer: ‘The public should have the option to remain’

Shadow Brexit secretary tells UNISON that the option to remain in the EU should be part of any second referendum

Immigration advice as Brexit approaches

If you’re a member and worried about your status after the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union, we can help