ICTU’s proposals to protect workers post-Brexit

8th September, 2019

While Brexit cannot be compared to the economic shock that hit the Republic after 2008 – when employment fell from over 2.2 million to just under 1.9 million by early 2012 – there is no doubt that Britain’s exit from the EU, and a hard Brexit in particular, would have devastating consequences for many workers.

Department of Finance/ESRI research published earlier this year forecast that if there is a disorderly no-deal, the unemployment rate could rise by...

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