Protecting Trade Union Rights – Stopping the Trade Union Bill: Southport Public Meeting


This autumn, MPs and peers will discuss the Trade Union Bill which threatens the basic right to strike. For the first time, employers will be able to break strikes by bringing in agency workers.

The bill proposes huge restrictions on peaceful picketing and protests. Striking workers will have to tell their employer all their plans – including what they will post on Facebook and Twitter – two weeks before they strike. The Bill also imposes thresholds on strike ballots as well as many other restrictions on trade unionists carrying out their duties to represent members. Organisations such as Liberty and Amnesty International, alongside others and trade unions themselves have spoken out against the legislation.

Come along to find out more about the threat the Trade Union Bill poses to our right to organise effectively and join the discussion about how we can mobilise effectively to stop these proposals.

Date and time of event: 
Wed 21 Oct 2015 – 19:00 to 21:00
Venue and town/city: 
Lakeside Suite, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, The Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DZ
Free to attend
Speakers include:

Lynn Collins, North West TUC Regional Secretary

Paul McCarthy/Neil McDermott, GMB North West

Glen Williams, Unison North West Regional President

Cllr Sue Pugh, Chair of North West Labour Party

Les Skaratts, FBU Regional Official

Colin Smith, ASLEF Regional Official

Pat Hornby-Atkinson, UCU National Executive

Other speakers TBC

This meeting is open to all trade unionists and anyone interested in defending our democratic rights.


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