The Tory government are planning to introduce a bill that will produce the biggest threat to Trade Union rights in over 30 years.
The Trade Union Bill is an aggresive attempt to diminsh trade unions and workers rights.
As the Tories proceed with immoral austerity programme those most at risk are the low paid workers and there families.
The rationale behind this bill is to protect public services despite the fact, days lost through industrial action is at its lowest in modern times.
Far from protecting public services this bill will allow the unscrouplous employers the ability to employ unregulated "scab" labour.
WHAT AFFECT WILL THE BILL HAVE ON YOU:-
Make it more difficult to join a trade union by ending check off/DOCAS agreements.
Loss of facility time which will impact on representation/negotiations.
Criminalisation of those involved in picketing.
Unfair and undemocratic regulation of ballots for industrial action.
This is just a brief insight to what the Tories have in store for legitamate trade union members, while the richest in society continue to prosper through the tax system you the ordinary working citizen are paying the price.
The poorest should not have to pay for the greed of the city bankers.
HOW DO WE DEFEAT THIS TORY BILL:-
UNISON will be campaigning nationally against this Tory bill.
Contact your elected member of parliment to register your opposition to this bill.
Encourage workplace discussion and remeber you are stronger with UNISON representation.
Sign the petition
There is broad opposition to the Bill not just from the opposition MP's but also within the Goverment its self.
The Bill is a huge attack on our trade union. It will: undermine our right to strike for better pay and conditions or against unfair treatment threaten freedom of speech, with new restrictions on protests and pickets allow employers to use agency temps to replace striking workers introduce new red tape that makes it harder for unions to run political campaigns Reduce the rights of union reps in the workplace, making it harder for them to represent their members Make it more difficult to join a trade union by ending check off/DOCAS agreements.
As Dave Prentis said: “It is yet another malicious attack from a government determined to deny ordinary working people a voice at work. But it’s an attack we expected, and one we’ve seen off before. If we act together as one union, I know that we can rise to this challenge, build a stronger union and continue to speak up for our members.”
Mike Kirkby ( UNISON Scottish Secretery) stated recently at the Scottish Health Council "it was the biggest threat to trade unionism in 30 years"