Free Our Unions online forum, 24 June, 6:30pm

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.

Speakers include:

Alex Marshall, TDL courier and chair of the IWGB Couriers and Logistics Branch

Marie Harrington, London Underground worker and RMT rep; chair of the RMT’s National Women’s Advisory Committee

Gregor Gall, industrial relations professor and labour movement activist

More tbc, including school workers and NEU activists.

Chair:

Riccardo La Torre, firefighter and FBU activist

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