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UNISON Cymru/Wales on the vote to leave the EU

Commenting on the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, said “The people have spoken, and they have made a clear call for change – and a different relationship with Europe. “We will be working in the coming weeks and months to hold the leave campaigners to […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

EU consultation resources

To get the voices of public service workers heard, we need to get educated and organised! Check out the resources below and contact your branch to see what they have planned during the consultation. Here’s the full UNISON consultation document – but feel free to start with the pamphlets we have produced regionally. Check out […]

News on the UNISON South West site.

Support EU citizens’ right to remain day of action

Date
13 September 2017 2:00pm–6:00pm
Location
Palace of Westminster, London

On 13 September, UNISON members will join a lobby of parliament to speak up for the rights of EU nationals. UNISON believes that EU citizens currently living in the UK make a major contribution to society and should be allowed to stay here after the UK leaves the EU. We are calling on the government […]

Event on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON – a union for all

UNISON – a union for all

Media on the UNISON National site.

Support EU citizens’ right to remain day of action

Date
13 September 2017 2:00pm–6:00pm
Location
Palace of Westminster London SW1A 0AA

On 13 September, UNISON members will join a lobby of parliament to speak up for the rights of EU nationals. UNISON believes that EU citizens currently living in the UK make a major contribution to society and should be allowed to stay here after the UK leaves the EU. We are calling on the government […]

Event on the UNISON National site.

‘Our Brexit brings the country together’, UNISON members told

National delegates debate a raft of motions on the risks posed by the Brexit negotiations

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘£350m for the NHS’ swayed disabled voters in EU referendum

Research by the Papworth Trust reveals that NHS claim swayed disabled voters ‘who didn’t know how many of their protections were form the EU’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Prentis seeks top-level Brexit meetings with government

UNISON’s general secretary wants to ensure ‘the best possible outcomes’ for members

News on the UNISON National site.

We are just two days from a generation-defining vote, says UNISON

"A defining time in our politics – a dark shadow has been cast” | @DavePrentis on #JoCoxMP at #undc16 #MoreInCommon pic.twitter.com/IADvjj3zM6 — UNISON – the union (@unisontweets) June 21, 2016 Speaking at UNISON’s annual conference in Brighton today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:  “We are just two days away from a generation-defining vote, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Spending rules during the EU Referendum campaign period

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe

UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches. The fear […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Employment rights factsheet

This factsheet sets out the risks to employment rights of leaving the EU. It includes key facts and rebuttals for arguments used by Brexit campaigners.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Unbelievable NHS claims are losing votes for the Brexit brigade

I’m glad that Sarah Wollaston has listened to the concerns of those workers and many others – led by UNISON – over the risk Brexit poses to our public services. And I hope that her comments give further pause for thought to those who the Vote Leave campaign are cynically trying to con with false claims about NHS spending.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

United in our condemnation of the ugly rhetoric employed by Brexit campaigners

Although UNISON is encouraging a Remain vote, it’s clear that there are arguments for leaving the EU. But they aren’t being made by the bilious, hate-filled campaigns aiming to drag us into international isolationism. They deserve our unreserved condemnation for their baseless attacks on immigrants and fear that diminishes their case and this entire debate.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Jeremy Corbyn has adopted a different and welcome tone in the EU debate

Like UNISON, Jeremy Corbyn has long-standing criticisms of the European Union, but also appreciates what membership provides for the British people – especially in terms of workplace rights, equalities and protections.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.