Anti-union laws scupper strike

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 29/06/2021 - 17:16,
Anti-union laws

Despite 74% of those who returned their ballot papers voting to strike, RMT will not be able to call action to win reinstatement for unjustly sacked colleague Gary Carney.

With a turnout of 48%, the ballot result falls just short of the arbitrary 50% threshold applied by the Tories' anti-union laws - thresholds not applied to any other area of democratic life.

A 48% turnout and a 74% vote for a strike is a clear democratic mandate, all the more impressive because it was won in the teeth of a vicious propaganda campaign from some sources to denounce the dispute.

We need to step up our campaigning against all laws that prevent us from exercising our democratic right to withdraw our labour.

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