Friday 14 August 2015

Protect the Right to Strike

Dear Colleagues

As part of our ongoing campaign against the trade union bill, UNISON is working with the TUC and other trade unions on a lobby of Westminster Parliament on Monday 2 November 2015. More details will follow.

The lobby will be of vital importance in making sure MPs understand the strength of feeling of ordinary trade union members about the Bill, and their concerns that it will undermine the right to strike and risk public safety and service delivery. The rally will begin at 1pm with speakers at Westminster Central Hall and will aim to show the full diversity of our trade union movement. The lobby is planned to start at 2.30pm.
Meanwhile, the UK government is currently consulting on key elements of the trade union bill, to very tight timelines. UNISON is currently asking members to fill in this right to strike survey 

This will enable us to quote our members’ views within UNISON’s responses to BIS as well as build our wider campaign against the trade union bill beyond the consultation period. Please encourage as many members to respond as you can.

Mike J Kirby

Scottish Secretary
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