The Annual Delegate Conference of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) has reaffirmed its strong stance against anti-strike laws. Motions passed by the conference recommitted the union to campaigning not only against proposed new laws, but against all legislation restricting workers’ rights to organise and strike. The article below is reposted from the PCSContinue reading “PCS conference reaffirms strong stance against anti-strike laws”
Category Archives: Resisting the Tories
After 22 May
A discussion article by a Free Our Unions supporter. The 22 May demo against the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill symbolised the problem with the labour movement’s response to the Bill and to anti-union laws more broadly. It’s good that the TUC called a demonstration on the day the Commons voted on the House ofContinue reading “After 22 May”
Online meeting, 7pm, Thursday 8 June: where next in the fight against anti-strike laws?
Free Our Unions has called an open discussion and planning meeting for 7pm on Thursday 8 June. Speakers will include Labour MP Nadia Whittome, but the majority of time will be set aside for discussion.
TUC calls emergency protest at Parliament- 6pm, 22 May
The TUC has called an emergency protest in Parliament Square at 6pm on Monday 22 May, when the Minimum Service Levels Bill is due for its next, and possibly final, Parliamentary reading and debate. Get down with your union banners! Free Our Unions will be distributing our latest briefing, and we’re planning a discussion/organising meetingContinue reading “TUC calls emergency protest at Parliament- 6pm, 22 May”
House of Lords amends anti-strike bill – but no room for complacency!
The House of Lords has approved amendments to the Tories’ Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill which would blunt some if its worst effects.
Court rules against nurses’ strike
The final day (2 May) of a planned strike by nurses’ union the RCN has been cancelled, after the government took the union to court to block the strike.
Emergency protest at Parliament, date TBC
Rail union RMT has announced to members in a circular that the TUC plans to call an emergency protest in Westminster on the evening of the next parliamentary reading of the Minimum Services Levels Bill.
Government threatens nurses’ strike: demonstrate at Royal Courts of Justice, 9:30am, 27 April
The Royal College of Nursing has called a protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice for 9:30am on Thursday 27 April.
The Tories are clear about their anti-strike bill
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”
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.