Category Archives: Brexit

Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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Customs union exit poses a threat to thousands of Northern Ireland food and drink production workers

Shortfall of migrant workers threatens loss of production to locations elsewhere in Britain and Ireland One major border agri-food producer is already advancing plans for a continental production facility February 27th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, said that the jobs … Continue reading

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Restrictions on EU migration pose a direct threat to jobs in NI’s Agri-Food sector

Post-Brexit migration controls must reflect particular challenges facing food industry in Northern Ireland September 7th: Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for members in the agri-food sector responded to details of a leaked draft government paper on restricting EU … Continue reading

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Brexit band-aid will not secure jobs, living standards

Unite highlights impact of prolonged uncertainty on economy and workers Robust interventions needed North and South to foster confidence, protect jobs August 16th: In an initial response today (Wednesday) to the UK government’s paper proposing steps to mitigate the impact … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political leaders must secure Agri-Food sector access to EU workers post-Brexit

Tory plans to end freedom of movement in March 2019 pose further challenge to Northern Ireland’s vital agri-food sector Announcement only days after International Trade Secretary pushes post-Brexit US trade deal threatening local agri-food industry July 28th: Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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