Workers’ action in the pandemic: organising against and around the anti-union laws
An online forum organised by Free Our Unions
Wednesday 24 June, 18:30-20:30. Log in via Zoom here.
Facebook event here.
Britain’s anti-union legislation exists to prevent workers taking swift and effective action. Workers’ action during the pandemic has either simply ignored that legislation, or taken the form of refusals-to-work under health and safety legislation, legally distinct from “industrial action”. In the background is the Tories’ ongoing plan to bring forward new legislation imposing a “minimum service requirement” during transport strikes, effectively outlawing all-out strikes by transport workers.
This panel, organised by Free Our Unions, the grassroots campaign against anti-union laws, brings together worker activists from a range of industries to discuss how they have confronted, and/or been hampered by, anti-union legislation in their recent and ongoing struggles.
Gregor Gall, industrial relations professor and labour movement activist