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Congress Statement on Proposed Brexit Agreement

Oct 17 2019, 14:59    ICTU

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions notes the agreement on Brexit arrived at between the EU 27 and the UK government earlier today. We are currently analysing the detail of this proposal and its implications. As an all island body representing workers across the island who come from a number of traditions, we must analyse the text from this context. We must also assess whether it meets the objective of Congress that there should be no return to a hard border in Ireland and that the provisions of …


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