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The situation will get worse until the Trade Union Act is repealed. We may not have to wait too long for that if the current government implodes under the contradictions of its coalition deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and Labour is elected to office with Jeremy Corbyn at its helm.
This Cowardly Attack on Jeremy Corbyn Betrays the Labour Party and Lets the Conservatives Off Scot-Free in Their Moment of Turmoil
Unite made its views clear from the start. We stood by Jeremy Corbyn and his anti-austerity message which is in line with our own union's position. How could we not? Not only was he the democratically-elected leader of the party with an unprecedented mandate, here was a man who had always - ALWAYS - stood by us, stood on the picket lines, joined our campaigns, argued our case in parliament, advocated for workers' rights. He stood by us. What sort of people would we be, had we joined in the witch-hunt. Never mind that I could not have come to this conference, I could not have looked myself in the mirror, had this union done anything other than stand by Jeremy.
So they are an array of tactics open to unions over and above the open defiance of striking officially where the new thresholds have not been met. But it will mean unions thinking outside their comfort zones and boldly stepping into unchartered territory. Whether they will do so or not will be a key test of their mettle and ingenuity.
Can the union movement defeat the Trade Union Act 2016 in the same extra-parliamentary way its predecessor did with the Industrial Relations Act 1971? Not without a rise in the level of struggle and strength which makes for a bit of a Catch-22 situation.
The five things you need to know on Thursday April 28, 2016… 1) A TOTAL SHAH They got there in the end, but boy was it tortuous
The Trade Union Bill is a radically destructive piece of legislation, and should complete its progress through parliament this week. Its journey took a dramatic twist recently when the House of Lords surprisingly become a last bastion of workers' rights, with the Lords voting through some amendments which will curtail the proposed changes...
The five things you need to know on Wednesday April 27, 2016… 1) JUSTICE FOR THE 96 There will be a sombre mood at PMQs today
Government caves to union pressure
Tory ministers have been forced into yet more U-turns on the controversial Trade Union Bill. In a bid to avoid defeat in
This Wednesday, the Chancellor will present his budget for the year ahead. But it's not the only important thing happening that day: though it might not dominate the headlines, the government's controversial Trade Union Bill will reach its final stages in the House of Lords. What it represents is a last chance for the government to reconsider its position to ban unions from allowing members to vote online - a ban that no other civil society group faces.