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”

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 otherContinue reading “For a national demo against anti-union laws!”

Matt Wrack: “We demand the unshackling of our unions”

We reproduce below the speech given by Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), at the recent TUC Congress in support of the composite on defending the right to protest. The composite was passed, reaffirming TUC policy to demand the abolition of all legal restrictions on the right to organise and strike.Continue reading “Matt Wrack: “We demand the unshackling of our unions””

TUC Congress reaffirms policy to “repeal all anti-trade union laws”

TUC Congress, which was held online again this year from 12-14 September, has passed a composite motion which “resolves to campaign for the repeal of all anti-trade union laws and for the positive legal rights for workers to take action”. The motion was proposed by Unite and seconded by the Fire Brigades Union. The text quoted was submittedContinue reading “TUC Congress reaffirms policy to “repeal all anti-trade union laws””

“Workers need the right to strike for climate justice”

Pubblished 9th September 2019. This is a joint statement between the UK Student Climate Network and the Free Our Unions campaign. If your organisation would like to support the statement, get in touch: email freeourunions@gmail.com AND unionoutreach.ukscn@gmail.com