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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tory Chutzpah - declaring war on unions in the first union city

In 1868 Manchester, Britain's first industrial city, gave birth to the Trades Union Congress. On Sunday the Conservative Party arrive in Manchester to read the last rites of the trade union movement. According to the Evening Standard a panoply of anti trade union measures will be announced at the Tory conference including ending DOCAS, imposing a 40% support threshold on strike ballots, scrapping the union learning fund and tightening up the already unworkable statutory recognition procedures. This is why our voices must be heard loud and clear in Manchester tomorrow - "you're not welcome here!"