Right to strike legislation being introduced by the government is concerning a great number of people.
It is thought that 1 in 5 workers are at risk of losing the right to strike due to a ‘Minimum Service Levels’ Bill which critics have called “undemocratic”.
The warning came from the Trade Unions Congress in April.
The TUC has urged Tory MPs to “do the right thing” and oppose the government’s minimum service levels bill, with general secretary Paul Nowak arguing that the legislation will “poison industrial relations and exacerbate disputes,” reports Labour List.
Nowak said: “Today, Conservative MPs must do the right thing and oppose government plans to sack frontline workers for exercising their right to strike.
“No one should be sacked for trying to win a better deal at work. But this draconian legislation would mean that when workers democratically vote to strike, they could be forced to work and sacked if they don’t comply.
“It’s undemocratic, unworkable and, if it gets onto the statute book, very likely unlawful. And it will poison industrial relations and exacerbate disputes rather than help resolve them. It’s no surprise that politicians, employers and rights groups are queuing to condemn this spiteful bill.
“Rishi Sunak’s answer to the cost-of-living crisis is making it harder for workers to win a pay rise at work. It’s time for an urgent rethink. Ministers must step back from the brink, ditch this draconian bill for good and protect the right to strike.”
Right to strike
With this in mind filmmaker Peter Stefanovic has created another viral video, this time angrier than ever.
Peter shared the video and wrote: “Imagine a country where the Government wants to rob millions of workers of their democratic right to strike – force them to work against their will & allow them to be sacked if they refuse – it’s unthinkable yet it’s happening right here – TODAY! Where is outrage from UK media?’