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Monday, 8 October 2012

First they came for the Civil Servants...

#cpc12 The Tory right, including the Tax Dodgers Alliance and the Trade Union Reform Campaign, led by the discredited Aidan Burley MP who broke French law by wearing a Gestapo uniform in public, are cock-a-hoop at reports that Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude is to launch a draconian clampdown against trade union rights. Arbitrary limits will be placed on time off for union duties and the employment rights of union representatives will be infringed, barring them from promotion. All trade unionists must speak out against this attack - as a matter of principle and in our own self defence - the Tory right are now demanding that the anti union measures be extended across the rest of public sector and basic union facilities such as access to noticeboards be discontinued: