Socialist Worker

New Early Day Motion backs Trade Union Freedom Bill

Issue No. 2032

Exactly a century after parliament ruled that “an action against a trade union… shall not be entertained in any court”, trade unions are stepping up the campaign for the restoration of rights through a Trade Union Freedom Bill.

It would establish as law basic trade union rights. These include the right to strike and take solidarity action, better protection for striking workers, fairer balloting and industrial action notice procedures, restricting the use of injunctions by employers, and preventing the use of replacement labour during strikes.

A new early day motion (EDM 532) supporting the bill has been tabled by John McDonnell MP. It is supported by George Galloway MP. Lobby your MP to back it.

For details of the Trade Union Freedom Bill go to

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Sat 6 Jan 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2032
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.