A day of protest over plans to restrict industrial action by the unions under the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill will be held on 1 February with events taking place across the country, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says.
The TUC has announced a national protest in response to new anti-strike legislation it says attacks a “fundamental British liberty” and is “almost certainly illegal”.
The “national right to strike day” will be held on 1 February with events taking place across the country, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said.
It comes after a bill was introduced to parliament on Monday afternoon that will mean unions representing key workers will have to agree to minimum levels of safety and service when their members go on strike.
The TUC, which represents all unions, called the measures “draconian” and vowed to fight them “every step of the way”.
TUC general secretary Paul Nowak said: “The right to strike is a fundamental British liberty – but the government is attacking it in broad daylight.
“These draconian new curbs will tilt the balance of power even more in favour of bad bosses and make it harder for people to win better pay and conditions.