ETUC on House of Commons Brexit vote

Commenting on the rejection of the Brexit ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ in the UK House of Commons, Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, said

“We call for the extension or withdrawal of article 50. This is essential to avoid the UK crashing out of the EU without an agreement and to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. Time is running out and ‘no-deal’ threatens jobs and rights in the UK and the EU. All parties involved have a duty to focus on finding a workable solution.”

“Any new agreement must put jobs and working people’s rights in the EU and the UK above all other considerations.”