The planned speech by Unite general secretary Len McCluskey on the EU referendum, set to be delivered at 11:00 on the morning of Monday 20 June in Congress House, London WC1B, has been cancelled.
The union has cancelled the event to ensure full attention is paid to the recall of parliament and the tributes MPs will pay to Jo Cox MP
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey to make a keynote speech on the EU referendum
Monday 20 June 2016.
Doors open 11.00, speech at 11.30
WHERE: Congress House,
16-22 Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3NN
With only 72 hours until the polls open of the biggest vote to face the UK in generations, the leader of the country’s biggest union, Unite, will make a major intervention into the referendum debate.
On Monday 20 June Len McCluskey will set out the progressive case for European Union membership – notably the jobs and social protections that it supports - but will also argue that the changes we seek urgently for working people can only be won if the UK is sitting at the EU table.
He will warn that working people’s living standards will be imperilled by the hard right Conservative government that a Brexit vote will usher in and appeal to workers to vote not just for themselves on 23 June, but on behalf of tomorrow’s workers too.
Len McCluskey’s speech will take place this Monday 20 June at the TUC, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN. Doors open from 11.00 with the event set to finish around 13.00.
Media who wish to attend should please RSVP to Pauline Doyle as soon as possible.
Unite’s members decided collectively that this union supports EU membership as the best hope for the jobs, rights and futures of our members. In support of remain, the union has been campaigning in workplaces around the country where its 1.4 million workers are employed.
For further information contact Pauline Doyle on 07976 832 861
- 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.