Category Archives: Anti Trade Union Legislation

Branch Annual Meetings – Come along and have your say

All South Lanarkshire UNISON members are invited to attend one of the branch members’ annual meetings.

As well as covering branch officer elections, accounts, changes to the constitution, you will get an update on the cuts and on the anti-trade union bill. Find out about and join us in our campaigns to fight austerity and to protect our trade union rights.

Hamilton
12:30 pm and 5:30pm
Monday 1 February
Corporate Dining Room
Council Offices
Almada Street
Hamilton

Rutherglen
12:30 pm and 5pm
Tuesday 2 February
Royal Burgh House
King Street
Rutherglen

Lanark
12:30 pm and 5pm
Monday 8 February
Council Offices
South Vennel
Lanark

East Kilbride
12:30 pm and 5pm
Tuesday 9  February
Council Chamber
Civic Centre
East Kilbride

Kill The Trade Union Bill – Public Meeting at Bruce Hotel Tuesday 27 October

Unite in opposition to the Trade Union Bill at a Public Meeting hosted by South Lanarkshire and East Kilbride Trades Union Council.

Bruce Hotel,
Tuesday 27th October at 7pm
Chaired by John Keenan, South Lanarkshire and East Kilbride Trades Union Council

Speakers
Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary STUC
Christina McKelvie MSP
Neil Findlay MSP
Councillor Jim Wardhaugh, South Lanarkshire Council
Councillor Chris Thompson, South Lanarkshire Council

Kill The Trade Union Bill Public Meeting
Kill The Trade Union Bill Public Meeting

The Trade Union Bill weakens our voice at work, and weakens our campaigning voice. It undermines the right to strike, union organisation and aims to make it harder for unions to win a fairer deal at work.

The bill, which passed its second reading on 14 September, proposes huge restrictions on peaceful picketing and protests and is widely seen as an attack on basic human rights.

Workers will only be able to take strike action if 50% or more of eligible members vote in the industrial action ballot. For action in ‘important public services’ which includes health and education, 40% of all members eligible to vote would have to vote yes for a union to have a strike mandate. That means if 50% of members vote, 80% of those must vote yes.

Campaign now against Trade Union Bill

We need to campaign now against #TUBill and build for parliament lobby of MPs on 2 November.

The Trade Union Bill weakens our voice at work, and weakens our campaigning voice.

It undermines the right to strike, union organisation and aims to make it harder for unions to win a fairer deal at work.

The Bill is a huge attack on our trade union. It will undermine our right to strike for better pay and conditions or
against unfair treatment.

See briefing on the Trade Union Bill and Scotland