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Campaign for Trade Union Freedom to help build movement against anti-union laws

THE Campaign for Trade Union Freedom has pledged to help build a national labour movement demonstration against the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act.

The group voted at its AGM on Thursday to mobilise in support of a TUC Congress motion calling for a massive campaign of opposition to the anti-union legislation.

Campaign co-chairwoman Sarah Woolley, who is also general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union, said that the meeting had also decided to support unions calling for a special TUC Congress to explore options for combatting the Act and to offer solidarity to any union that falls foul of the “spiteful and vindictive” legislation.

Labour peer John Hendy KC told the meeting of the pernicious nature of the new law and the multi-faceted attack on the union movement that it posed.

The government said this week that doctors and nurses would be brought within the scope of the Act.

Regulations on how unions will be required to break their own strikes have not yet been published.


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