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.
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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