The Tories’ latest attack on trade unions would conscript transport workers to work against their will – a historic blow to the right to strike that must be fiercely resisted.
Britain’s anti-union laws are already the harshest in the developed world. Liz Truss’s plan to make them even more draconian should be recognised for what it is – an attack on the basic democratic rights of working people.
The latest Tory plan to force agency staff to replace striking workers is a scabs’ charter – and only one of the many ways Britain’s laws are rigged against workers.
Along with banning protest and engaging in voter suppression, the government’s attempt to dilute the Human Rights Act is the latest proof that the only right Tories care about is their right to screw you over.
David Renton is the author of numerous books on the far-right, from a history of the Anti-Nazi League to a theoretical analysis of fascism. He talks to Tribune about what it is – and how it can be fought.
While bailiff evictions remain formally paused, eviction hearings are going ahead – and with rising numbers of people unemployed, claiming Universal Credit, and slipping into arrears, thousands face losing their homes.
The extended eviction ban comes to an end later this month, threatening huge numbers of tenants with loss of their homes. Delays aren’t enough – only tackling the root causes of housing insecurity can prevent a crisis.