Anti-union laws

Campaigning to repeal the laws that restrict effective trade unionism

RMT to protest against plan to ban tube and rail industrial action

RMT to protest at Parliament tomorrow over threat to ban transport workers from taking strike action

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has confirmed that it will be staging a protest tomorrow outside Parliament in response to the threat by the in-coming Tory government to ban workers across the sector from taking any kind of effective industrial action.

The provisions for this legislation are expected to be included in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech and as a result the demonstration has been organised to assemble outside parliament on:

RMT pledges to fight Tory plan to ban strikes in the transport sector

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TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that it will fight tooth and nail plans from the incoming Tory Government to effectively outlaw strikes on the rail and tube networks.

It has been reported this morning that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is planning to include provisions in Thursday's Queen's Speech that would force workers to run services during industrial action.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

Two branches pass motion on anti-union laws

A motion regarding Anti-union laws has passed unanimously at Finsbury Park and East Ham branches and will be submitted to the regional council.

The motion states:

This union notes:

1. RMT's longstanding demand for the repeal of all anti-trade union laws

2. that this was reaffirmed at this year's AGM, along with support for the Free Our Unions campaign

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WE NEED THE RIGHT TO ORGANISE AND STRIKE! REPEAL THE ANTI-UNION LAWS FREE OUR UNIONS

The below statement was initiated by Lambeth Unison and has since been endorsed by a number of other branches, including two RMT branches and the London Transport Regional Council. Please consider discussing the issues, and proposing the statement for endorsement at your branch.

RMT London Transport region to hold courses on anti union laws

London Transport Regional Council Education News

Following the introduction of the Tories' (Anti) Trade Union Act this year and after listening to our members and reps, I am pleased to announce LTRC is providing "Bite Size" training thanks to Sis Janine who kindly has taken the task to produce training materials as well as tutor herself.

We are planning two training sessions, both of which are free of charge and open to all members.

1st DATE: 9th May 2017 TIME: 13:00-15:00 VENUE: Room 1, Unity House, Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

President Sean Hoyle

Following a resolution that was passed unanimously at January's LTRC, this region would like to place on record its support and solidarity with Sean with regard to his understanding and interpretation of Rule 1. 4. (b) To work for the supersession of the capitalist system by a socialistic order of society.

The recent media reports and character assassination by them of Sean are disgraceful and bear no resemblance to anything approaching fair and reasonable reporting.