With workers on the move, the Tories are tightening anti-union restrictions and curbing the right to strike with new minimum service laws. The TUC is meeting this weekend to discuss its response. The trade unions must mobilise to defy the bosses.
The recent conference for young members in Unison showed the appetite that exists for organising around burning class issues. To channel this enthusiasm, a transformation is required across the union, putting grassroots activists in control.
Next month, on 9 December, the TUC will meet for a special congress to decide its response to the government’s latest draconian anti-strike legislation. The trade union movement must mobilise to defy the Tories, and to smash the bosses’ laws.