Protecting Trade Union Rights – Stopping the Trade Union Bill: Southport Public Meeting October 20th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments 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 Costs: 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. Contact for further information: For further information, contact Jay McKenna on[email protected] or 0151 482 2710 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!