MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Greens condemn Tory attack on trade union rights

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Source: Scottish Greens

Fri 24 Jun, 2022

The UK Government must halt its plans to facilitate mass strike-breaking across the UK, according to the Scottish Greens.

Green MSPs have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, to oppose new restrictions that are being proposed next week. [1]

The Scottish Greens economy spokesperson, Maggie Chapman MSP, said: “This is a shocking proposal that will undermine workers’ rights and create serious safety risks for the public and workers. It is yet another disgraceful attack from a Tory government that is all too happy to scapegoat and demonise trade unions to distract from its own catastrophic failings.”

“Trade Unions are instrumental in securing better working conditions and rights for all of us. Minimum wage, paid holidays, weekends, better pay and conditions, these rights have been hard fought and won by organised, unionised workers.

“Greens will do everything we can to defend workers’ rights here in Scotland, both within the powers available to the Scottish Parliament and as a cornerstone of our vision for independence. We will always stand in full solidarity with workers when their rights are so brazenly threatened.”

Notes:

[1] The text of the letter can be found at: www.greens.scot/sites/default/files/Letter%20to%20Grant%20Shapps%20MP.pdf

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