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Kill the Bill: defend the right to strike


Tuesday 13 October 2015

17.00 demo, assemble Old Palace Yard
18.00 rally in Committee Room 10, House of Commons (St Stephens Gate entrance)

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The Tories’ Trade Union Bill represents the biggest attack on the Labour and trade union movement since Thatcher.

Our ability to organise collectively in the workplace is a major obstacle to their austerity attacks. The right to strike is a fundamental human right, and a key part of any democratic society.

These extreme plans would crush the ability of working people to defend their living standards and drive through the Government’s austerity programme.

They would also smash the political funds of trade unions, in order to deny us any voice. It’s vital that we fight back.
Kill the Bill!

Chair: Steve Gillan (POA general secretary)
Speakers include:
Michelle Stanistreet (NUJ general secretary), Matt Wrack (FBU General Secretary),Kevin Courtney (NUT deputy general secretary), Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary), Mick Cash (RMT general secretary), John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing, John McDonnell MP (Shadow Chancellor), Caroline Lucas MP, Ian Lavery MP, Hannah Bardell MP, Rob Williams (NSSN), Michael Bradley (Unite the Resistance).

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