BT bosses and union leaders are sending a joint letter to staff saying they want the UK to stay in a reformed EU.
The firm’s chairman and chief executive and the leaders of the CWU and Prospect unions, which have members among BT’s 81,400 staff, say the vote will have a big impact on the economy and company.
They say it is up to staff how they vote in the EU referendum on 23 June but urge them to cast their ballot.
Vote Leave said talk of a “reformed Europe” was “meaningless and hollow”.
In other referendum developments:
Migration Watch, a think tank that wants reduced immigration, published a study forecasting net migration to the UK would run at more than 250,000 a year for at least 20 years if the UK stayed in the EU
Former PM Gordon Brown will try to encourage Labour voters to back Remain by telling them they have most to gain from keeping Britain in the EU
Treasury select committee chairman Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie is to announce he will back the Remain campaign, saying leaving the EU would almost certainly lead to a “short-term economic shock”
The BT letter, which will be emailed to employees on Monday morning, says the referendum is so important that the signatories feel they had a duty to explain their views.
Trade and economy
About half of UK overseas trade is conducted with the EU
The EU single market allows the free movement of goods, services, capital and workers
Trade negotiations with other parts of the world are conducted by the EU, not individual member states
UK companies would be freed from the …read more
Source:: BBC UK