The new Tory government has committed to imposing new anti-strike laws, specifically targeting railway workers. There is now an urgent need for the labour movement to renew campaigning against restrictions on our right to organise and take action.
There is a meeting on 14 January called by trade unions in Islington to plan a campaign against these new proposed laws. Tuesday 14th January, 6-8 pm Islington Town Hall. Sponsored by RMT (Finsbury Park), TSSA, UNISON, NEU, UCU and Islington Trades Union Council
Free Our Unions will be holding a campaign organising meeting on Wednesday 8 January at 19:00, in the Lambeth Unison offices (Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP; near Brixton Tube). All supporters of the campaign are welcome. https://facebook.com/events/487246791996152/
We have also produced a model motion for use in trade union branches, which can be found at the bottom of this article: A model motion for use in Labour Party branches and CLPs will also be uploaded shortly.
Solidarity with French workers
Before the meeting on Wednesday there is a protest outside the French embassy in solidarity with the amazing strike movement in France which saw almost a month of industrial action from workers across the country. Join us from 5.30-6.30 outside the embassy at 58 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7JT
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