For a national demo against anti-union laws!

In recent months, three major labour movement bodies – the TUC Congress, Unite’s policy conference, and the RMT AGM – have passed policies calling for a protests, including a national demonstration, against existing and proposed anti-union and anti-strike laws.

RMT’s policy resolved:

• To call a national demonstration to resist the law.
• To approach other transport unions to collaborate with us on planning this demonstration.
• To demand that the Labour Party actively opposes the new law, and asserts its agreed conference policy of supporting the repeal of all anti-union laws, and call on it cosponsor and co-organise this demonstration.
• To resource local Branches and Regional Councils to actively mobilise members to attend this demonstration.

Unite’s policy resolved: to call on the TUC to organise a Saturday London demonstration demanding repeal of all anti-union laws, defend the transport unions and the CWU; should the TUC fail to act to organise the campaign ourselves in a coalition of the willing.

And policy passed by TUC Congress in September called for a “joint union rally” against curbs on the right to protest and strike.

There is a growing consensus across the movement that we need to do more to act on our opposition to anti-union laws. Free Our Unions wants to work with activists in RMT, Unite, and other unions to ensure these policies are acted on.

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