Impact of Brexit on Unite Members & Unite’s European & International Strategy

Unite post Brexit seminar
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11 February

This seminar is designed to give Unite reps, branch secretaries & officials and members, the chance to understand the meaning and consequences of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that defined the nature of Brexit. It will examine what the details of the agreement were, the consequences of the deal for UK workers and Unite members, the visible impact in different sectors and nations, and the impact in key areas of work, such as, equalities. It will also look at the specific impact in multinational companies in terms of rights, participation, and jobs, before examining what Unite’s response has been so far and what it should be moving forward.

All sessions will be conducted in an interactive manner with room for discussion built into each part. Members of the Unite International Department and colleagues from research will deliver the specific sessions with the potential to invite guest interventions from trade unions in Europe and/or the European trade union federations. 

10:00 – 11:00          

Brexit as it stands – the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation agreement and what it means for UK workers

(Simon Dubbins – Director of International)      

  • Recap of Unite demands in relation to Brexit
  • Details of the EU-UK TCA
  • The EU-UK TCA in reality

11:00 – 12:00          

Consequences of Brexit for Unite members

(Ben Norman – Unite Research)

  • Overview of Brexit in relation to Unite sectors
  • Consequences of Brexit for Unite members in the four nations
  • Impact and potential impact of Brexit for Unite’s equalities work

12:00 – 13:00           

Lunch Break 

13:00 – 14:00          

Brexit and multinational companies

(Jon Hayward – Unite International)

  • Impact of Brexit on Unite members in multinational companies
  • Effects of Brexit on Unite and European Works Councils
  • Unite’s actions in relation to multinational companies & Brexit

14:00 – 15:00          

Unite’s European & International approach post-Brexit

(Simon Dubbins & guest speaker)

Protecting rights, jobs and working conditions moving ahead – challenges and focus of actions and activities   


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