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National Rally for Trade Union Freedom

United Campaign to repeal the anti-trade union laws:

Thursday March 1 2007
7pm, House of Commons Committee Room 12
(Nearest Tube Westminster)

Confirmed Speakers
John Hendy QC (chair)
John McDonnell MP
Tony Benn
Tony Woodley, T&G General Secretary
Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary
Katy Clark MP
Billy Hayes, CWU General Secretary
Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary
Christine Blower, NUT Deputy General Secretary
Roger Kline, UCU Head of Employment Rights

The National Rally is sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors

The Trade Union Rights and Freedoms Bill

The TUC has now finalised and published the content of the Bill. John McDonnell MP was drawn sufficiently high in the recent Private Members' ballot to be able to publish the Bill in Parliament, and on March 2 John will publish the Trade Union Rights and Freedoms Bill.

If enacted the Bill would significantly strengthen trade union rights, including:

-- Better protection for striking workers
-- Simpler and fairer industrial action balloting and notice     procedures
-- Reform of the use of injunctions by employers
-- Allowing solidarity action in certain circumstances
-- Prevention of the use of replacement labour during strikes
-- Trade-union rights for prison officers.

To mark this important event the United Campaign to Repeal the Anti Trade Union Laws has organised a rally in Parliament on 1st March.

The United Campaign is supported by 17 national trade unions and has played a key role in the Campaign for a Trade Union Freedom Bill. Members of Parliament have been invited to the rally and the United Campaign is looking for the biggest possible turnout from the Labour Movement.

How you can help:

-- Join the United Campaign get your trade union branch to     affiliate
-- get the form from
-- Invite a speaker from the United Campaign to your next     union meeting
-- Write to your MP asking that they sign Early Day Motion 532     in support of the Trade Union Freedom Bill

Join the campaign - visit

Phelim Mac Cafferty
Projects and Events Officer
Institute of Employment Rights
179 Preston Road
Brighton East Sussex
t: 01273 330819


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