Trade unions have called an “emergency” protest outside Downing Street on Monday over the government’s new anti-strike legislation.
Campaigners associated with the Enough Is Enough campaign will gather at 6pm, to mark the second reading of the bill, and will also protest outside a handful of MPs’ offices on Saturday.
Protesters will target the offices of four Conservative MPs, including Grant Shapps, the minister in charge of business and industrial strategy.
The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) bill was introduced by the government as strikes across railways, ambulances, and postal workers mark a five-year high for industrial action. Staff who do not maintain a “minimum service” during strike action could lose their jobs.
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Mick Lynch, general secretary of the RMT union, called the law a “nasty anti-worker bill” which is “designed to repress and make very difficult our right to strike in this country”.