Trade Union Freedom Bill

Submitted by AWL on 7 May, 2006 - 10:10

Motion passed at AWL conference 29-30 April 2006.

This AGM recognises the opportunities to push forward the case against the anti union laws in the campaign for a Trade Union Freedom Bill. This Bill is currently being promoted by the United Campaign for the Repeal of the Anti union Laws and the Labour Representation Committee. We note that it is also has much mainstream labour movement support being the current Conference policy of both the TUC and the Labour Party. We recognise the danger of a watering down of the current demands in the Bill through the actions of the right of the trade union movement, especially in the area of the right to take solidarity action, therefore all AWL Branches will

1. Produce an action plan to maximise our opportunities to promote our policies on the anti union laws in the local labour movement including obtaining invites for AWL speakers in trade union branches and other labour movement bodies through the use of UCRATL and LRC

2. Build support for a rank and file participation in the lobby of parliament on the TUFB in the autumn