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PM starts two-year process of leaving the EU; UNISON will continue to defend our members, our rights and public services
Article 50 has been triggered, and the formal process of leaving the EU is beginning.

There is a great deal on the line, and these negotiations will define the future of our country for generations. Yet we still know far too little about what the government’s red lines are.


By contrast, UNISON’s position on Brexit is clear and unshakeable. 
  • Our rights at work, many of which are enshrined in EU law, must be protected and guaranteed.
  • Likewise, we want to see the right to remain for EU nationals – including 67,000 UNISON members – as a starting point in negotiations with the rest of Europe. 
  • And leaving the EU cannot be used as an excuse to further decimate our public services, which are already suffering from relentless spending cuts