Blog: Tories Call For More Anti Union Laws

Strike Ban Threat
The Tories have announced plans for more anti-union laws which could see public transport strikes effectively banned. Around 24% of the electorate voted for the Tories, yet they want 50% of workers to vote yes for a strike to go ahead. A rewriting of democracy which would be very difficult for any union to satisfy.

They'd also call for a minimum tube service to run at all times, restrict picketing, and reduce the time union reps get to defend members.

It is too early to say how exactly the Tory's will attack transport workers; but If they do succeed in their attempts to stop us striking we will be under a massive threat. We already face 900 job cuts, all ticket offices closing and £4.2bn of savings are sought. Now, more than ever, we need to prepare to defend our jobs and our futures.

  • This is an amended article taken from the latest Jubilee Drivers' Newsetter, which can be read here.