Protect the Right to Strike – Events

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Head Office Circular No. NP/169/15/MC


To the Secretary all Branches,
Council of Executive members,
Regional Councils and Regional Offices

Monday 21st September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Protect the Right to Strike – Events
The Tory government is trying to rush through into law, draconian new anti-trade union legislation. Responding to their accelerated timetable, the following events have been called.
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AT CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE, 12.30 ON SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER, MANCHESTER

The TUC will organise a national demonstration in Manchester this autumn against the government’s austerity agenda and attacks on trade unions. It will take place on Sunday 4th October and will begin with a march through central Manchester, culminating in a rally close to the Conservative Party Conference. Assembly will be at 12.30 with a rally commencing at 1pm on Oxford Road.

TRADE UNION BILL - “KILL THE BILL” LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT, 18.00 ON TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER IN COMMITTEE ROOM 10
On Tuesday 13 October, members are invited to join a lobby of Parliament. I will be addressing the event along with:
•    Ian Lavery MP (RMT Parliamentary Group member)
•    Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party)
•    John McDonnell MP (RMT Parliamentary Group Convenor)
•    Mark Serwotka (PCS)
•    Michelle Stanistreet (NUJ)
•    Matt Wrack (FBU)
Members are encouraged to attend this event which will take place at 6pm inside Parliament at Committee Room 10. (As the event is inside Parliament, members attending should allow sufficient time to clear security).

RALLY AND LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT, 11.30 ON MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, CENTRAL HALL, WESTMINSTER

A mass rally and lobby of Parliament will take place on 2nd November 2015 from 11.30. The rally will take place in Westminster Central Hall prior to the lobby. Members are encouraged to join the TUC and other union members from all over the country by coming together to lobby and rally against the Trade Union Bill.

I look forward to welcoming as many members as possible to these events. And for those who can't attend, please use the following link to write to your MP to state your opposition to the Trade Union Bill:
 
https://secure.goingtowork.org.uk/page/speakout/will-your-mp-protect-the-right-to-strike-

Yours sincerely,
 
Mick Cash         
General Secretary