Protect the right to strike

Protect the right to strike

The TUC campaign against the trade union bill

Bristol and Bath Against the Trade Union Bill are supporting the TUC’s campaign and have organised a rally for

 5:30pm on Thursday February 11th
Cascade Steps, Bristol, BS1

All welcome, Bring banners and placards.

For more information about this event see Bristol and Bath Against the Trade Union Bill

For more information about the current stage of trade unions campaign against the Trade Union Bill see The heartunions week of action

Protect the right to strike

Protect the right to strike

The TUC campaign against the trade union bill

In November we asked trade unionists  to lobby their MPs asking them to vote against the government’s controversial trade union bill, we said that it was a big opportunity to make sure our MPs hear directly from workers worried by the government’s plans to undermine the right to strike in restricting pickets, protests and other measures.

We know this was done as delegates to Bristol Trades Union Council gave verbal report backs on the responses they got from their MPs. At that meeting Bristol Trades Council agreed that we should post the responses to our web site.
So we’re urging all trade unionists who got a response from their MP, whether that be verbal or written, to send the details or a copy of the letter to bristoltradesunioncouncil@gmail.com alternatively use the comment box below.

Protect the right to strike

Protect the right to strike

The TUC campaign against the trade union bill

Bristol Bristol People’s Assembly are supporting the TUC’s campaign and have organised a rally

2nd November at 17:15
Cascade Steps, Bristol, BS1

for those trade unionists and supporters who can’t make the protect the right to strike lobby in London.

The event is promising to be a vibrant Protest, with music, giant banners, spectacle & speeches, to say ‘Yes to Workers’ Rights’ and ‘No to the Trade Union Bill’…

Bristol Trades Union Council is urging all to support this event.

For more information about the trade unions campaign against the Trade Union Bill see Protect the right to strike

Protect the right to strike

Protect the right to strike

The TUC campaign against the trade union bill

In November MPs will vote on the government’s controversial trade union bill, which threatens the basic right to strike. Bristol Trades Union Council urgently needs YOU in London, on the afternoon of Monday 2nd November, to talk to your MP face to face. This is a big opportunity to make sure our MPs hear directly from workers worried by the government’s plans to undermine the right to strike in restricting pickets, protests and other measures.

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Defend Our Unions: Resist the Anti Trade Union Laws

Meeting organised by Bristol Unite the Resistance and supported by North Somerset National Union of Teachers.

7pm, Friday October 9th
Youth Hostel Association (top floor), 14 Narrow Quay,BS1 4QA

 

Speakers: Karin Smyth

Labour MP Bristol South

 

Anne Lemon

NUT National Executive and UTR

 

Dr. Alexander Carpenter

Bristol Royal Infirmary (representative of junior doctors campaign, personal capacity)

 

Chair Salena Williams

UNISON (personal capacity)

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Kill the Trade Union Bill

Kill the Trade Union Bill

Trade unions play a vital role in representing millions of workers, making sure they are treated fairly at work. And that works because employers and employees both have some power. Employers have to negotiate with workers – because the workers can take strike action if their employers don’t.

If this bill passes, the right to strike will be under threat. That will upset the power balance at work. Ordinary workers won’t have any power to stand up to their bosses – even when they’re being unreasonable. And that will mean worse pay and conditions for everyone, and workers unable to raise concerns about service cuts and safety.

Join the campaign to oppose this attack on the rights of working people and their unions. Show your support by signing the online petition to stop employers using agency temps to break strikes.

Over the coming months, maybe even years, we’re be campaigning against this vicious anti-trade union legislation. It is suggested to readers that they comment here about developments in the campaign such as meetings, links to articles that support our position or just comments.

On Tuesday 15th September 2015 the Morning Star had a free 12 page supplement with articles by Keith Ewing, John Hendy, Mick Cash, Mick Whelan and Matt Wrack. Links to the articles can be found here –


Kill the Bill: We must go global to help win local
Kill the Bill: Vindictive plans part of a broader assault on unions
Kill the Bill: Co-ordinated, solid campaign is needed
Kill the Bill: Tories not shy with boot
Kill the Bill: ‘Important’ must not mean ending rights
Kill the Bill: We killed a trade union bill in the ’70s – here’s how