13 September 2017 2:00pm–6:00pm
Palace of Westminster, London
On 13 September, UNISON members will join a lobby of parliament to speak up for the rights of EU nationals.
UNISON believes that EU citizens currently living in the UK make a major contribution to society and should be allowed to stay here after the UK leaves the EU.
We are calling on the government to make this commitment and you can help by joining us to lobby your MP at Westminster on 13 September.
Workers from across Europe play a vital role in our public services, especially the NHS and local government. They have built their lives here. They have settled and integrated into British society. Negotiations so far have failed to secure EU citizens’ existing rights – leading to massive uncertainty for UNISON members and their families. They deserve better.
On 13 September, UNISON members will join a lobby of Parliament to speak up for the rights of EU nationals.
This is an important issue and we need your support. If you can come along please contact your MP in advance and request a meeting so you can share your story and concerns with them on the day. We will send out detailed information nearer the time which will have everything you need to successfully lobby your MP.
UNISON has reserved rooms in Parliament from 2pm to 6pm so your MP can come and meet you. And there will be plenty of UNISON stewards there to help you on the day.
If you are planning to come to the lobby please register here
The Publicity & Campaigning Committee Officers have agreed to support branches getting members to the lobby by making funding available from the Campaign Outreach Fund to support transport costs of up to £500/branch; for example to hire a coach or cover rail fares.