Blog: Brexit negotiations need clarity, honesty and openness

No-one voted to leave the EU to weaken their rights at work. Few want to tear apart the families of those who have made their lives here. And everyone would, I hope, want to see a thriving British economy with well-funded public services in the years ahead.

Brexit must mean real investment in public services says UNISON

Responding to Theresa May’s speech on Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “People know we’re leaving Europe, but are worried about what Brexit means. “The Prime Minister says she wants to reassure people working in our public services and will protect employment rights that started out in Europe – but without the detail many […]

Blog: The fight for our rights that lies ahead

In the long run, employees in the UK could find themselves with less control over their working lives than their EU counterparts. And British rights could go from being enshrined in EU law, to being abolished at the whim of a Secretary of State through “statutory instruments”. That would see working people losing control, rather than taking it.

Right to paid holidays and parental leave under threat after Brexit, says UNISON

UNISON is backing a campaign launched today (Wednesday) to prevent employment rights enjoyed by millions from being scrapped after Brexit. The union is supporting a new bill that aims to ensure protection for employees that has been introduced by the European Union (EU) – and enshrined in British law­ – is not watered down once […]

Defending our EU members

UNISON members who are EU citizens gathered to share their experiences since June’s referendum and their concerns about what happens next

Brexit cannot be an excuse to trash our rights at work

Workplace rights was at the heart of UNISON’s campaign to keep Britain in the EU. We may have lost that argument, but our concerns remain. Before the referendum UNISON members told us that rights at work were their top priority – and in the aftermath, preserving those rights has been one of our top priorities.

Dave Prentis calls for full transparency on EU negotiations

General secretary will urge the government to consult trade unions throughout negotiations to leave the European Union when he meets cabinet minister David Davis

‘£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’

How I became a Brit with a German passport, and why I no longer am

Anke Plummer blogs about her experience as an EU migrant in the UK

We can’t turn the clock back on Brexit, but let’s use the negotiations to build a better future, says UNISON’s Dave Prentis

Sunday 11 September 2016 For immediate release The government must use the Brexit negotiations to build a new, fairer Britain, and should start by throwing off the shackles of austerity, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Sunday). Speaking in the debate on the impact of the EU referendum vote upon the UK economy and […]

Urge your MEPs to halt damaging trade deal with southern Africa

UNISON calls for aaction on trade deals with global South which stress liberalisation and threaten to damage economies and workers’ rights

Finding a way through Brexit

As the UK wonders what happens next in a post-Brexit world, UNISON is acting now

UNISON prepares to make its mark at TUC Congress

Key issues will feature in debate and congress will recognise the work of activists Darren Barber and Margaret McKee

Union sets up network to support members who are EU citizens

Union will be producing information for members from the EU and their families to reassure them of their rights

MPs to discuss workers’ rights post-Brexit

UNISON backs private members’ bill and launches its new network for EU members