The upcoming congress of the Scottish TUC, which takes place from 17-19 April, will see delegates debate several motions on fighting anti-strike laws. These correctly call for the labour movement to fight for the repeal of all anti-union and anti-strike laws, and acknowledge the failure of 13 years of Labour government to make any dentContinue reading “Scottish TUC to debate motions on fighting anti-strike laws”
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New Free Our Unions leaflet available
Free Our Unions supporters in Nottingham have produced a new leaflet for general distribution, setting out the case against the Tories’ new anti-strike laws. Feel free to download and print for use in your own campaigning.
The Tories are clear about their anti-strike bill
The government has issued a response to the online petition against their proposed new anti-strike laws. The article, which is online here and reproduced below, gives some important insights into their thinking. Most of the emphasis is on “ensuring that services vital for the British people’s lives and livelihoods […] maintain a basic function.” TheContinue reading “The Tories are clear about their anti-strike bill”
Online meeting, 7pm, 27 February: solidarity strikes with NHS workers
An online public meeting, organised by Free Our Unions and NHS Workers Say No 7pm, Monday 27 February Log in via Zoom here. During the great NHS strikes of 1982 and 1988, hundreds of thousands of non-health workers – steel workers, postal workers, teachers, car workers, council workers, firefighters and many others – went onContinue reading “Online meeting, 7pm, 27 February: solidarity strikes with NHS workers”
RMT Bakerloo branch calls for a national demo: pass a motion in your branch!
The Bakerloo line branch of the RMT union has passed a resolution calling for their national union to call a Saturday demonstration against the threat of new anti-strike laws.
Add your support: for a national demonstration against anti-strike laws
As part of our efforts to mobilise rank-and-file trade unionists to push for our unions to call a national demonstration against anti-strike laws, we have launched a petition on change.org.
Don’t cross a picket line – join one!
Throughout the current strike wave, misinformation and disinformation has circulated – usually from employers, but sometimes from union officials too – about our rights in multi-union workplaces/industries where one or several, but not all, unions are striking. Some union officials have effectively instructed members to cross the picket lines of other unions.
After the mass strike and day of action: Free Our Unions open organising meeting, 7pm, 7 February
After the mass strike and TUC day of action against new anti-strike laws on 1 February, join us to discuss next steps in the fight against the Tories’ plans for new restrictions on the right to strike. Our next organising meeting, open to all supporters of the campaign, will take place on Tuesday 7 February, atContinue reading “After the mass strike and day of action: Free Our Unions open organising meeting, 7pm, 7 February”
We need discussion and planning, not just rallies
An attendee reports on the 24 January “Defend the Right to Strike” meeting called by Strike Map, the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom, and others, which was billed as an “action planning” meeting as well as a rally.
Rally and planing meeting, 24 January (called by CTUF, StrikeMap, and others)
The Campaign for Trade Union Freedom has called a rally and planning meeting for activity against anti-strike laws on 24 January, 6pm at the National Education Union HQ in central London (see here for details). Free Our Unions supports this meeting and encourages activists to attend. With 12 top-table speakers currently billed, the event seemsContinue reading “Rally and planing meeting, 24 January (called by CTUF, StrikeMap, and others)”