To: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Our right to strike is under attack.
Rishi Sunak has just detailed his anti-union legislation and plans to introduce new laws in the coming weeks.
It means that when workers democratically vote to strike, they could be forced to work and sacked if they don’t. That’s wrong, unworkable, and almost certainly illegal.
These new laws are a direct attack on working people’s fundamental right to strike to defend their pay, terms, and conditions.
Why is this important?
This government has gone from clapping key workers to threatening them with the sack if they take lawful action for a pay rise.
Instead of listening to the concerns of working people and negotiating fair deals, Rishi Sunak has decided to undermine the right to strike.
As the cost-of-living crisis continues to hurt workers everywhere, we need to be able to stand together and choose to strike when we must. These laws will do nothing to fix this crisis – they will make it even harder for working people to get pay rises.
Every working person is under attack from these new laws. Add your name and join the campaign. We must defend the right to strike.
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