The EU isn’t perfect. It needs to change. GMB has been at the coalface of delivering the EU social and employment rights we have from EU and of protecting them from attack. It needs to work better for working people instead of big businesses but it’s not all bad and we won’t get the change we want by leaving.
A vote to leave would put at risk jobs, our ability to trade with other EU countries and would cause years of instability and insecurity.
We have to think about our rights at work under a government intent on attacking trade unions and working people. Many of the rights we currently have in the workplace – like paid maternity leave and holiday pay – are guaranteed by EU laws.
So we understand people’s frustrations but there’s too much at stake to vote to leave.
To find out more please visit the new GMB in Europe website
Posted: 1st June 2016