NCIA calls for opposition to Trade Union Bill

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It is not just the trade unions which are concerned about the Trades Union Bill. The community and voluntary sector National Coalition for Independent Action NCIA)  is calling for action to oppose the Bill. It states:

‘Not content with punishing unemployed people, this Government is now turning its attention to working people (yes, those  hard working people we hear so much about). The Trade Union Bill, if it becomes law, will impose a number of restrictions on the way that trade unions are able to operate. Most notably this includes the imposition of new thresholds for industrial action ballots, at a level which general elections can’t even satisfy. The legislation will also permit employers to employ agency workers to break lawful strikes as well as placing restrictions on peaceful picketing and protest, the role of union reps in the public sector and how unions collect and spend their money.
Taken together, the Bill is an attack on fundamental trade union rights and our rights to organise together in defence of poor working conditions.
If you want to protest, while you still can, or get involved in the campaign against the Bill, visit the web resources put together by the TUC, which includes an activists’ pack with campaign materials and more information on the Bill. You can find it all here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/tubill
And make your views known by 9th September 2015  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/trade-union-bill’
More information about NCIA can be seen at  http://www.independentaction.net/ 
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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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