GMB Experts in the World of Work
Join GMB today
 Follow @GMB_union

Custom Union Pledge Will Protect Jobs

Monday, February 26, 2018

 

COMMITMENT TO A CUSTOMS UNION WOULD PROTECT JOBS, SAYS GMB

Union says squabbling ministers and weakened PM have put UK jobs at risk

GMB trade union today welcomed Labour’s commitment to a customs union, pointing out the risks to jobs posed by the Prime Minister.

The commitment came in a speech from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit at the National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said:

“Squabbling ministers and a weakened Prime Minister have put UK jobs at risk.

"The Government’s approach to Brexit would have a negative impact on many industries where our members work.

“By committing to a customs union, Labour is showing clear leadership that would safeguard our ports, transport firms and manufacturing sectors.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Share this page
+1