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”
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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”
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.
Free Our Unions fringe at TUC congress – Tuesday 18 October, 6pm
We’re holding a fringe meeting at the rescheduled TUC congress in Brighton. The meeting will take place at 6pm in the Friends Meeting House (Ship Street, BN1 1AF).
POSTPONED: Free Our Unions fringe meeting at TUC Congress: Tuesday 13 September, 6pm
Following the postponement of TUC congress, we have postponed our planned fringe meeting.
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””
What TUC Congress just called for on union rights goes much further than Labour’s proposals
At TUC Congress in Brighton, on 9 September 2019, the following composite motion was passed unanimously.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com