Responding to Labour's plans to defend access to the single market and customs unions as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "Workers will be relieved that one party at least has got their backs, the Labour party.
"Access to the single market and the customs union is vital to secure tens of thousands of jobs across the country, particularly in our manufacturing heartlands where the Tories' hard Brexit could have catastrophic consequences.
"Jobs and living standards are on the line here, something that seems to have escaped the hard Brexit bunch. Labour's approach will ensure that these concerns are centre stage as a new relationship with the EU is sought."
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Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.