In a joint statement, both organisations, representing millions of public and private sector workers and 190,000 businesses, urged each set of negotiators to rule out the possibility that ‘no deal’ could lead to continued uncertainty for the millions of EU citizens who live in the UK, and UK citizens who live in the rest of the EU.
Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the CBI, and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, said:
“After 15 months of human poker, the uncertainty facing 4 million European and UK citizens has become intolerable.
“It is a blight on the values of our nations. Millions of workers and thousands of firms are today united in their call to leaders on both sides to find an urgent solution. A clear guarantee of the right to remain for citizens in both the UK and EU27 is needed within weeks.
“EU citizens account for 10 per cent of registered doctors and 4 per cent of re