The trade unions are very concerned about the UK’s departure from the European Union and its impact on workers both in Britain and the Member States. The ETUC’s position is found in a statement agreed by the Executive Committee in March 2017.
The ETUC is working closely with its TUC affiliate in the UK. The TUC opposed Brexit, and since the referendum has been active in defending workers’ rights, calling on the British government to consult trade unions throughout the negotiations. The ETUC has demanded a similar guarantee from EU leaders.