Conference: Trade Union Laws: Resist, Repeal, Replace

An important event for trade union shop stewards, union reps, union officers, activists:

The Campaign For Trade Union Freedom with the Institute of Employment Rights are holding a one day conference “Trade Union Laws – Resist, Repeal, Replace”.

10:30am to 15:45pm 6th June, 2020

Unite, Ron Todd House, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB

With the election of a Tory government, the continuation of policies of austerity and the expectation of further attacks on unions, it’s time to step up a gear and renew our defence of trade union freedoms.

Since its establishment in 2013 the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom (CTUF) has argued for the repeal of anti trade union laws and the right of trade unions to democratically determine their own rule books free of state interference.

Labour’s offer on employment rights in 2017 and 2019 represented the most progressive reform of trade union and worker rights in a generation. CTUF is proud of the work we did – alongside the respected Institute of Employment Rights – in developing those ideas for reform

But time has moved on and CTUF believes the most important aspect of our work now is to explain, popularise and campaign for trade union freedoms.We need to set out our agenda, take that message to the public and win the hearts and minds of voters – including those who lent their support to the Tories in 2019.And there is much to fight against.

  • Policies of austerity are still ruining lives and shrinking vital services.
  • Attacks on hard-won employment rights continue, reflected in increased strike activity.
  • Further attacks on trade union freedoms are already in the pipeline via an Employment Bill, an expected Minimum Service Guarantee in the Transport Bill and future trade deals. This conference will start the fight back, mobilising a campaign to resist future attacks, and setting out our proposals for the repeal of anti-union law

Campaign for Trade Union Freedom: 0151 207 5264: office@UnionFreedom

Institute of Employment Rights: 0151 207 5265:

Panel sessions include:

The Employment Bill: Know Your Enemies – Plan your alternatives

Trade Deals, EU Legislation and Free Ports – What About The Workers? 

Striking Issues: Resist – Repeal – Replace

Confirmed speakers and panelists 

Tony Burke ~ Asst General Secretary, UNITE (Chair of CTUF)

Mark Serwotka ~ General Secretary, PCS

Carolyn Jones ~ Director, Institute of Employment Rights

John Hendy QC ~ Chairperson, Institute of Employment Rights

Shavanah Taj ~ General Secretary, Wales TUC

Cathy Cross ~ National Parliamentary & Campaigns Officer, PCS

Adrian Weir ~ Campaign for Trade Union Freedom

Prof Keith Ewing ~ President, Institute of Employment Rights

Andy Green ~ National Secretary, CTUF

Roger McKenzie ~ Assistant General Secretary, Unison

Dave Ward ~ General Secretary, CWU

Other speakers to be announced soon.

To book your place via Eventbrite at this important event please follow this link, where you will be able to find more information. 

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