From Pentonville to P&O: Union Rights & Tory Wrongs – Campaigning For Free Trade Unions

National Conference, Saturday December 3, 11.00, Mander Hall, NEU Mabledon Place London WC1H 9BD.

Register for your free place here // Invite friends here.

With: Frances O’Grady, TUC // Dave Ward, CWU // Kevin Courtney, NEU // Jo Grady, UCU // Mark Serwotka, PCS // Mick Lynch, RMT // Mick Whelan, ASLEF // Barry Gardiner MP // John McDonnell MP //Professor Keith Ewing // Lord John Hendy KC // Ben Chacko, Morning Star // Matt Foot, Lawyer & writer // Andy Green, CTUF & Unite EC // Nabeela Mowlana, Young Labour // Laura Pidcock, Peoples Assembly & more speakers invited  including workers in dispute.

Chairs: Tony Burke, Unite, CSEU & Sarah Woolley, BFAWUOur trade union rights are under assault from the Tories and their billionaire backers. Now is the time to be part of the fightback – join us at this free Conference.

In the dying days of the Johnson government the Tories pushed through changes to the law that allowed employers to use agency labour to break a strike and up the amount of statutory damages that could be awarded against a union for backing its striking members.

The TUC is already pursuing a legal route to challenge these measures as they threaten what remains of our right to strike.

Now, the Truss government is intending not only to abolish the Working Time Directive but to impose on striking unions a minimum service requirement, a legal obligation on unions to ensure that sufficient of their members are at work to provide a minimum service; in other words to undermine their own industrial action.

Come and join this free conference, to hear the case for why unions should be free of anti-union laws – free to protect their members, free to bargain on even footing, free to do as their members democratically choose, free with a right to strike.

We need to ensure a full implementation by Labour of the New Deal for Working People as agreed at Labour Conference.

But over and above this, we will focus on the need to mobilise and support a major trade union campaign to fight against attacks on workers’ and union rights.

Hosted by the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom. Supported by the Institute of Employment Rights.

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