What’s in the Institute of Employment Rights manifestos and what does Labour say about them?

Published in November 2018 John McDonnell has said in several recent interviews that one of a Corbyn government’s priorities in its first hundred days will be to “restore” trade union rights. What rights are we talking about?

Labour conference commits to “abolishing anti-union laws” (again)

Published on The Clarion website, on 27th September 2018. Following the policy on repealing the anti-union laws and re-establishing the right to strike passed at Labour Party conference in 2015 and 2017, this year’s conference again resolved (in the Brexit composite!) that: “Labour will form a radical government; taxing the rich to fund better public services, expanding commonContinue reading “Labour conference commits to “abolishing anti-union laws” (again)”

Unite conference demands repeal of all anti-union laws

Published on 15th August 2018. Last month’s Unite the Union policy conference voted for a motion committing Unite to campaign for the repeal of all anti-union laws – not just the 2016 Trade Union Act – and their replacement by strong legal rights for workers and unions, including a strong right to strike.

IWGB supports call to repeal anti-union laws, establish strong right to strike

This statement was originally published on the IWGB website. Find it here. The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is backing the call supported by a growing number of trade union branches and organisations for repeal of all anti-trade union laws and their replacement with positive legal rights for workers and unions to organiseContinue reading “IWGB supports call to repeal anti-union laws, establish strong right to strike”