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Napo on the TUC protest to Protect the Right to Strike

Napo members showed solidarity on Monday 22 May with workers directly affected by the Strike Bill

Napo members showed solidarity on Monday 22 May with workers directly affected by the Strike Bill which means that when workers democratically vote to strike, could be forced to work and sacked if they don’t. 

This was the day where the Bill returned for a vote in the House of Commons after there were four crucial amendments made by the House of Lords. We were there to protest and lobby MPs to uphold these four amendments. Unfortunately, given the parliamentary majority, the government won all the votes in the Commons which meant that the four amendments were removed from the Bill. The Lords will have an opportunity to vote to reinstate them when it returns to them, probably w/c 5 June or shortly thereafter.

So the campaign continues against this outrageous attack on working people’s right to strike. If the government succeeds in getting this legislation on the statute book, we will support the TUC campaign to get it repealed.

We will keep members informed of the campaign going forward and we will again show our support at any future protests.

*Breaking News* TUC General Secretary, Paul Nowak, has confirmed to address Napo’s AGM in Nottingham 19-21 October 

For more details about our AGM go to www.napo.org.uk/agm

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