Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) responds to EU referendum result
Reponding to the EU referendum result, Clas director Faiza Shaheen said:
"Today marks a new era for the UK. It could be an era of fewer worker rights, more intolerance and less international cooperation. Alternatively we could take heed of the woes of the working class and focus on delivering good jobs, investing in public services and tackling wealth and income inequality.
A continued focus on immigration will not deliver for the working class and will further fuel societal divisions. We hope that our political leaders choose to do the right thing - for those that voted to leave and those that did not."
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1. The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) is a new think tank established in 2012 to act as a centre for left debate and discussion and has the growing support of a number of trade unions including ASLEF, BFAWU, CWU, GFTU, GMB, FEU, Musicians' Union, NUM, NUT, PCS, PFA, TSSA, UCATT, UCU and Unite the Union. Originating in the labour movement, Class is working with a broad coalition of supporters, academics and experts to develop and advance alternative policies for today. http://classonline.org.uk/about/panel