With the election of a hard-right Tory government promising new restrictions on the right to strike, it is more urgent than ever that the entire labour movement unites to resist anti-union laws.
Launched by Lambeth Unison with the support of Clarion magazine in 2017, the Free Our Unions campaign is now backed by dozens of unions branches, committees, and local Labour Parties. Four national trade unions, IWGB, FBU, RMT, and PCS, have backed Free Our Unions via their Annual General Meetings and/or National Executive Committees. It was initially established to promote and amplify policies passed at Labour Party conferences calling for the abolition of all anti-union laws, not only the most recent, and to demand Labour fight for this policy in opposition and commit to enacting it in government.
(For more background to the campaign, click here.)
The campaign now plans renewed campaigning against the Tories’ proposed new laws, and is calling for united and coordinated activity between existing campaign groups currently active on these issues.