Unfair proposals

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Earlier this year I wrote about the outrageous attack on democracy contained in the Trade Union Bill, calling on the Government to drop their unfair proposals.

Now the House of Lords has debated the Bill, and the Government were defeated three times over on key parts of the Bill.

Peers have sent a clear message that the Government has got it wrong and should think again.

Even with the Lords’ improvements, the Trade Union Bill remains both an attack on democracy, loading the dice in the Tories’ favour, and an attack working people’s voice at work, changing the balance of power in the workplace.

Now the Bill heads back to the Commons, it is over to our Members of Parliament once again.

I urge them to listen to the House of Lords, and vote to keep their amendments in place.

And I can only hope the Government takes the opportunity, before it is too late, to drop the whole sorry mess.

John Brand

Deerlands Road, Ashgate, Chesterfield S40