Slaughter of the unions

One trade unionist recently described the war on trade union activists currently taking place throughout the public services and sections of the private sector as making Britain “like Colombia without the murder”. There has indeed been a systematic attack by Labour and Tory Councils alike on union activists seeking to organise resistance to the blitzkrieg of cuts. The war on civil service activists is rife throughout government departments. The subterranean attack on facilities time has now been joined by the more overt strategy of making activists redundant, using disciplinary procedures and bullying. Depriving trade union activists of their livelihoods has been a well used tactic by employers, but never to such a scale as it is in Britain today. Add to this the fact that hardly any young people are active in unions, only 2 in 8 workers in the private sector are covered by collective bargaining and collective bargaining in the public sector has been largely prevented for the last 4 years and we have a cocktail of unique difficulties for the unions to overcome.

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/pcs-to-launch-consultative-ballot-for-industrial-action-over-jobcentre-hours-extension

Trade unions provide unity & a collective approach.
West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/bus-maker-alexander-dennis-job-losses-devastating-blow/

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