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TSSA votes for new Brexit Referendum

11 June 2018

TSSA delegates meeting at Annual Conference in Leicester have today voted overwhelmingly to campaign in favour of a referendum on any Brexit deal agreed by Parliament once they are aware of the deal on offer.

The conference also agreed if the Brexit deal is rejected in that referendum then Britain must remain in the EU.

TSSA has committed itself to campaign for 16 and 17 year olds to be given the vote in a new referendum.

And conference has bound us to work with the Labour Party and the TUC to scrutinise the Brexit process and support justifiable action to protect our members rights and those of other workers.

Following the vote, TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said: “Our members have voted overwhelmingly for the voice of our members across the transport and travel industries to be injected into the national debate on Brexit “It’s now very clear TSSA members don’t trust the Tories to deliver a Brexit deal that works for ordinary people. And now the worrying consequences of Brexit in Tory hands are becoming clearer by the day, they want their voice heard through a referendum which will act as a much needed safety valve to the process. Returning final consent on Brexit to the British people, who are now properly informed and deserve to get to sign off on the future direction of their lives and that of our entire country is now a TSSA imperative.”

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