After years of abandoned pledges under Keir Starmer’s Labour Party leadership, the party is now watering down its promises to strengthen employment rights. Labour is siding with employers over workers.
Karl Hansen is a writer and researcher.
The UK’s Tories are proposing legislation that would make trade unions force their own members to cross picket lines during strikes to avoid lawsuits or being fired. The laws threaten to render strikes ineffective and bankrupt unions.
Forty thousand rail workers across 16 companies in Britain have voted to strike. Their strike would be the biggest rail walk-off in decades, against funding cuts that would destroy Britain’s rail system as we know it.
Eight hundred P&O Ferries workers were told to expect a special announcement. A few hours later, they received a video informing them they were fired, with immediate effect. This is the British economy the Tories built.