The Trade Union Bill is a new set of laws that will severely restrict working peoples’ ability to organise for their own rights and campaign for a more progressive society.
The Trade Union Bill:
– undermines the right to strike
– will allow employers to use agency workers to break strikes
– would undermine the right to peaceful protest on picket lines
– will restrict facility time
– would restrict UNISON’s campaigning work with new laws on the political fund
– is an attack on DOCAS/Check off
The Bill will make it harder for employees to make their voice heard at work and will hand more power over to employers.
The Bill is intended to pave the way for future cuts and privatisation of essential public services, and silence the opposition of working people and their trade unions.
– Sign up to receive updates on the national campaign against the Bill here.
– Write to you MP – there are tips for how to do this here.
– Lobby your MP at a constituency surgery.
Trade unions in the North West have already organised a successful programme of meetings about the Bill across the region. Previous venues have included: Blackpool, Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Penrith, Preston, Runcorn, Southport, Stockport, Warrington and the Wirral. UNISON branches were also well-represented at the lobby of Parliament on Monday 2 November.
Upcoming Public Meetings:
WIGAN – Venue to be confirmed – Tuesday 24 November, 7pm
ST HELENS – Venue to be confirmed – Thursday 26 November, 7pm
CHESTER – Venue to be confirmed – Tuesday 1 December, 7pm
LANCASTER / MORECAMBE – Venue to be confirmed – Thursday 3 December, 7pm