Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Logistics workers don’t want Brexit

Only 14 per cent of workers in transport and logistics voted in favour of Brexit, according to a survey of 5,000 employees across a range of industries by WMB Logistics.

Logistics workers, along with those in healthcare were the least enthusiastic for Brexit, while construction workers were the most pro-Brexit (71 per cent in favour).

Asked why they hadn’t voted for Brexit, those in the healthcare industry were most worried about the future of the NHS and free healthcare (79 per cent), while those in the transport and logistics industry were more worried about how it would affect trade and retail (80 per cent).

Industries among the least enthusiastic for Brexit also included  wholesale and retail, recruitment, and education – 19 per cent in favour.

Other industries in favour of Brexit included law enforcement, finance and banking, and agriculture.

When asked if they felt differently about their vote in the lead up to Brexit being finalised, 37 per cent of those who voted for Brexit felt they’d made the wrong decision, compared to just 12 per cent of those who voted to remain, who now feel they should have voted to leave.