IndustriAll Europe firmly believes that the best solution must be continued tariff- and barrier-free trade between the EU Single Market and the UK whilst ensuring that the UK gets access to the Single Market only if it respects the rights, responsibilities and freedoms that go along with this. Whichever way the British people voted, no-one voted to lose their job, their employment rights or their social protections. This is a critical time for Europe and the voice of workers must be heard.
Over the course of the Brexit negotiations, IndustriAll Europe will put pressure on government, employers and other stakeholders to push for the following:
- Continued tariff- and barrier-free mutual access between the EU Single Market and the UK, with full compatibility of (safety, environmental and other) requirements placed on products and processes to ensure fair competition
- Protection of Health and Safety legislation, of social legislation, and of information & consultation rights, for all European workers, in the EU and in the UK
- Stability and growth in the economy that encourages new investment throughout Europe.