This is a discussion article, written by a supporter of Free Our Unions 150 people packed into the eve-of-Durham Miners’ Gala rally held by the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) think tank on 8 July. It was hung on the hook of the mass action that freed the “Pentonville Five” fifty years ago this month,Continue reading “Honour the Pentonville Five? Then fight to scrap all anti-union laws!”
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Momentum Policy Primary motion calls for repeal of all anti-union laws
Momentum, the left-wing organisation in the Labour Party, is conducting its second annual policy primary, to determine which motions Momentum will encourage members to submit to CLPs for submission to Labour conference. The Fire Brigades Union and North Essex Momentum have submitted the motion below, reaffirming previous conference policy calling for the repeal of allContinue reading “Momentum Policy Primary motion calls for repeal of all anti-union laws”
FBU motion to Labour East Regional Conference 2020
The Fire Brigades Union, one of three national trade unions to support the Free Our Unions campaign, has submitted the following motion to the Labour East Regional Conference, which takes place over the weekend of 22-23 February.
#freeourunions at Labour Party conference 2019
Published 25th September 2019. At this year’s hectic Labour Party conference, most Free Our Unions activists were absorbed in other campaigning – around the Green New Deal, Grenfell and fire safety, migrants’ rights, left anti-Brexit campaigning, among other issues – but the campaign was very much present.
What TUC Congress just called for on union rights goes much further than Labour’s proposals
At TUC Congress in Brighton, on 9 September 2019, the following composite motion was passed unanimously.
UNISON national conference 2019: ‘Free Our Unions’ motion
Published June 2019. The following motion was passed at the national conference of public sector union Unison in June 2019, after being submitted by the Free Our Union campaign‘s founder-branch, Lambeth Unison. A similar motion was also submitted by Newcastle City Unison.
GMB Congress 2019: Free Our Unions!
Published 10th June 2019 The following motion was passed at GMB Congress 2019 by GMB London Central General, one of the first branches to sign the Free Our Unions statement when it was launched in early 2018.
Disabled workers and the anti-union laws
Published 3rd June 2019. At the recent TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference, civil service union PCS submitted a motion about electronic balloting for industrial disputes, with the RMT adding text, calling for campaigning to repeal all anti-trade union laws. Janine Booth, who was a member of the RMT delegation, explains why this is crucial for theContinue reading “Disabled workers and the anti-union laws”
PCS: Free Our Unions!
Originally published 27th April 2019 The following motion was submitted to the annual conference of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) – 21-23 May, Brighton. It wasn’t heard, but was later passed by the union’s National Executive Committee.
National Education Union annual conference 2019: Free Our Unions!
The following motion was passed at the 2019 National Education Union annual conference: