Johnson’s government has pledged to introduce even more restrcitive anti union laws to make effective strikes on transport unlawful. This is a direct attack on workers democratic rights.
Although the clear target is the RMT and other unions on the under ground, the proposed laws will target all transport workers, including trains and buses.
An initial meeting at Islington Trades Council agreed to establish a network of trade unionists and campaigners to oppose the new law and counter the anti working class arguments from the right wing and the millionaire press. The Free Our Unions campaign, which Lambeth Unison supports, has also been calling for joint activity involving unions and campaign groups to resist new anti-union laws, and will be promoting the meeting on 11 February.
Come to UNISON office at Blue Star House, Stockwell Road, SW9 9SP at 7pm on Tuesday 11 February. The more union branches and campaigners come, the stronger we are.
There are plans for rallies across the capital and a protest march as well. But we need to be creative and think how we can resist this new law, not just protest it.