Public rally: Hands off our Unions, defend our right to resist austerity

29 Jan 2014| News

29 January 2014

On Tuesday 11 February at 6:30pm, at the Camden Centre in London, the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) will be holding a public rally co-hosted by the People’s Assembly and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom. Come along to fight for union rights with speakers Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union; Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union; comedian Francesca Martinez; and Chair of the IER John Hendy QC.

The government’s announcement of an inquiry into trade union tactics is further proof of its determination to undermine the right to protest against its austerity programme.

As millions of people face falling real wages, unemployment, part time or casualised low paid work, and the rapid destruction or privatisation of the welfare state they stand in need of trade union organisation and the right to protest more than ever.

We pledge ourselves to resist this attack. The right to protest is a fundamental civil liberty. The right to join an effective trade union is the product of generations of working class resistance. We have no intention of relinquishing it to a Government with no interests in the needs of working people.

Public Rally organised by the People’s Assembly, Institute of Employment Rights and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom

Tuesday 11 February, 6:30pm

Camden Centre
Bidborough Street
London
WC1H 9AU

This is a free event but please register your place here