anti-union laws

Train drivers’ union repels first test of new anti-strike law

Has threat of escalating strike action turned Minimum Service law into 'a paper tiger'?

Workers Power  ·  02 March 2024

Tories rip up workers’ rights

By Jeremy Dewar PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak and business secretary Grant Shapps are rushing the Strikes (minimum service levels) Bill through parliament in order to deny workers the right to strike in six named sectors: health, transport, education, fire and rescue, nuclear power decommissioning and border security. Once signed off by King Charles it will […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  07 February 2023

We need a general strike to stop new anti-strike laws

RISHI SUNAK’S new anti-strike Bill aims to make any effective strike on the railways, in hospitals or in schools illegal, by requiring unions to negotiate ‘minimum service levels’ with their employer before every strike. The Bill has widened the group of workers affected to include firefighters, ambulance workers and border staff in response to the […]

Workers Power  ·  16 January 2023

Railroad strike ban: How can US trade unions defeat strike ban?

On 2 December, Biden signed legislation that blocked railroad workers from launching a nationwide strike for better jobs and conditions.

Dave Stockton  ·  18 December 2022

Smash the Tory anti-union drive

The unions must demand Labour commit to repealing every anti-union law.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  18 December 2022

New anti-union laws tighten the noose

What is the TUC going to do about it?

KD Tait  ·  02 November 2022

Southampton dockers defy anti-union laws in solidarity with Liverpool strike

By Dave Stockton Dockers in Southampton have refused to unload containers diverted from Liverpool, in defiance of shipping companies and government ministers attempts to undermine the Liverpool strike. This act of solidarity shows both the possibility and necessity of defying the anti-union laws, which outlaw secondary action and allow bosses to divert work to non-striking […]

Dave Stockton  ·  01 October 2022

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