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Trade Union Bill

FBU union leader Matt Wrack slams his critics in Labour

26 February 2016
FBU firefighter’s union general secretary Matt Wrack said he won’t be rattled by “people within the Labour party machine who clearly don’t want to see change”. In an exclusive interview with Socialist Worker Wrack responded to claims this week that his attempt to rejoin the Labour Party was questioned by his local party.

'We can’t miss this moment', says PCS leader Mark Serwotka

23 February 2016
PCS union leader Mark Serwotka told Charlie Kimber that Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is a historic opportunity to build resistance—and stronger trade unions

The Tories' attack on junior doctors - a threat to every worker and a fight for us all

16 February 2016
The Tories have declared war—the unions have to win it.

The best way to defend union rights is to strike like Lambeth library workers

09 February 2016
The TUC’s week of action against the Trade Union Bill began on Monday with plans for workers to hold workplace meetings and protests against the new anti-union laws.

EXCLUSIVE - leaked minister's letter shows Tory panic over Trade Union Bill

07 February 2016
A restricted government document leaked to Socialist Worker shows that the Tories are in disarray over their anti-union Trade Union Bill.

Time to fight for our unions

26 January 2016
Despite minor setbacks, the Tories’ push for even more anti-union laws continues—and must be resisted.

Don't let the Tories get away with murder

26 January 2016
Turn anger against the Tories into action

TUC says call walkouts to defend union rights

12 January 2016
A government watchdog has warned the Tories’ Trade Union Bill could breach human rights.

Thousands join Glasgow rally against Tory union bill

15 December 2015
Some 1,700 people joined a Scottish TUC (STUC)rally against austerity and the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Glasgow on Thursday of last week.

Union leaders—friends with two faces

17 November 2015
Trade union leaders talked a good fight against the Tories’ new bill, but never delivered one. Raymie Kiernan looks at why the officials hold back—and what we can do about it

Workers get organised to take on Tories at the Unite the Resistance conference

17 November 2015
There was a defiant mood at last Saturday’s Unite the Resistance (UTR) conference in central London.

Defy Tory Trade Union Bill

10 November 2015
Tory MPs were set to push the Trade Union Bill through its third reading on Tuesday of this week. They are determined to axe more public services and undermine any trade union opposition.

Unions protest at Tory Trade Union Bill —now launch a real fight

03 November 2015
Thousands of trade unionists protested at Westminster on Monday of this week against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill.

Hundreds of Barnet council workers strike on day of protest against Trade Union Bill

02 November 2015
Hundreds of Barnet council workers in north London walked out for the seventh time this year today, Monday, against another wave of privatisation by the Tory council.

Hundreds join protest as solidarity pours in for victimised union rep Sandy Nicoll

29 October 2015
Over 500 workers and students rallied this afternoon, Thursday, to defend suspended Unison union branch secretary Sandy Nicoll outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas).

Activists rally to support victimised rep Sandy Nicoll - go all out to build solidarity

29 October 2015
Students and staff force security to shut the Soas main building

Anger as MPs debate attack on trade unions

13 October 2015
Trade unionists were set to protest and rally in parliament on Tuesday of this week as the Tories’ Trade Union Bill moved to committee stage. 

If we fight we can win - Victimised union rep Candy Udwin slams Trade Union Bill

06 October 2015
Sacked PCS union rep Candy Udwin won her reinstatement after an all-out strike at the National Gallery.

Draconian anti-union law isn’t going to resist itself

06 October 2015
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey offered last week to abandon opposition to a key section of David Cameron’s new Trade Union Bill.

TUC demands more than platitudes to take on the Tories’ latest attack

15 September 2015
Trade union leaders ratcheted up their rhetoric against the Tories’ new anti-union bill on Tuesday of this week at the annual TUC conference in Brighton.

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