Northern Ireland Assembly Member proposes “Trade Union Freedom Bill”

Gerry Carroll, a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, has tabled a private member’s bill proposing the abolition of all Thatcher-era anti-union and anti-strike laws.

The power to alter these laws is devolved to the Stormont Assembly. This is the first time any MLA has proposed amending them.

Although many Free Our Unions supporters are Labour Party activists, and have campaigned within the Labour Party to improve and activate its policies on this issue, we are not formally linked to any political party, and welcome moves from any left-wing and labour movement political representatives to increase trade union freedom. We hope supporters in the north of Ireland will lobby their MLAs to support Carroll’s bill.

Read more about the proposed Trade Union Freedom Bill on the website of People Before Profit here.

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