10 September 2017
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT campaigned for a leave vote and there should be no suggestion that there is some back door route by which Britain can remain in the EU despite a democratic decision in a national vote. It should not be forgotten that the leave position was supported by a clear majority of working people.
"As far as RMT is concerned membership of the single market is membership of the EU and would mean the retention of key anti-worker policies like rail privatisation and social dumping . We would be kept under the iron grip of the unelected Brussels bureaucracy with control remaining out of our hands.
"RMT is opposing the TUC General Council statement for the simple reason that key sections are at odds with this union's long-standing European policies.".