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”
Category Archives: Resisting the Tories
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.
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”
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)”
Demonstrate at Downing Street on 16 January!
RMT has called a protest on Monday 16 January at 6pm, on Whitehall opposite Downing Street (London SW1A 2AA), to oppose the government’s plans for new anti-strike laws.
Free Our Unions open organising meeting: 7pm, 17 January
Join us to discuss how we can catalyse activity in our unions against the Tories’ plans for new restrictions on the right to strike.
Tories plan a dictatorship of the boss
In 1997, Tony Blair approvingly described Britain as having “the most restrictive union laws in the western world.” There is no legally-enshrined right to strike; unions are forced to jump over a series of bureaucratic hurdles in order to take action; strikes for political demands are illegal; strikes in solidarity with other workers are illegal.Continue reading “Tories plan a dictatorship of the boss”
Islington council stands with striking workers
Islington borough council, in north London, has passed a resolution supporting striking workers, and opposing anti-union laws.
Free Our Unions organising meeting, 19 December, 7pm
We’ll be holding an open organising meeting for our campaign on Monday 19 December at 7pm. All supporters are welcome.