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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Trump has said if they manages to keep the death toll to 100,000, they’d be doing a “very good job.” Instead of protecting US citizens, his administration launches a campaign of misinformation & anti-China conspiracy theories blaming China for Covid19.
https://thegrayzone.com/2020/04/01/us-conspiracy-theory-on-china-coronavirus-trump/#more-22821

Economically speaking we would expect food prices to go up Overall social cost of production is higher since the social wage has necessarily gone up Millions of workers are not working & yet, strangely for capitalism they are paid, albeit less than before
https://theworker.org.uk/

Shut the Sites! call for building sites to close, so that building workers do not become infected by COVID 19. Construction magnates have too much influence over the government.
Penalties set by large corporations for late completion, must be banned
https://www.union-news.co.uk/coronavirus-will-spread-like-wildfire-workers-calls-for-construction-sites-to-be-shut/

We are living in difficult times, being encouraged to socially distance ourselves. It is essential that our union organisation remains intact. Indeed, in this environment our collective organisations are not only needed but should be made to thrive. https://digital.tuc.org.uk/working-remotely-for-trade-unions/

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